WinTel 3.0 Adds Support for True Virtualization

OpenOSX announced Thursday version 3.0 version of WinTel, the company's Windows, Linux and other OS virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The new version adds support for true virtualization to their product.

WinTel is an application that allows host operating systems (and applications) such as Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux to run in protected, virtual environments within windows on Mac OS X. WinTel's new virtualization performance is comparable with the performance of VMWare's Fusion and Parallels Inc.'s Parallels Desktop software.

According to OpenOSX, the update allows users to run most of the instructions of the virtual machine natively, drastically increasing performance in the process. The firm said performance was comparable to VMWare's Fusion or Parallels.

The OpenOSX WinTel product is available immediately for US$30 plus shipping delivered on CD-ROM, with download-only delivery available for US$25. The application can be purchased from the OpenOSX Web site.