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Microsoft Gives Pink Slip To Virtual PC For The Mac

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    Microsoft Gives Pink Slip To Virtual PC For The Mac



    Microsoft says it's dropping any plans to update its Virtual PC virtualization software to let it work on Apple's new Intel-based Macs.Microsoft Corp. said that it is dropping any plans to update its Virtual PC virtualization software to enable it to work on Apple's new Intel-based Macs.
    The news came on the heel of the announcement by VMware that it's releasing virtual machine software for the Mac.At Microsoft, the company's Mac Business Unit (MacBU) is giving Virtual PC the pink slip, because, a spokesperson said in e-mail to TechWeb: "Developing a high-quality virtualization solution, such as Virtual PC, for the Intel-based Mac is similar to creating a version 1.0 release due to how closely the product integrates with Mac hardware."

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    1. Mr.Cheeks
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      Is that why they are now giving it for free?

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