Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Beta & Parallels Workstation 2.2 for Windows & Linux Released

by Todd Ogasawara

Microsoft released the Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Beta today (Oct. 11).

Microsoft Virtual PC

This beta release supports the virtualization hardware built into current generation AMD and Intel processors. It can be installed on Windows Vista as well as run Windows Vista as a Guest OS.

I installed it on a Windows XP Professional PC that had been running Virtual PC 2004. The CentOS 4.4 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux community version) and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition virtual machines I built earlier using Virtual PC 2004 ran fine under Virtual PC 2007 Beta.

Parallels (best known for their Parallels Desktop for Mac) released a new version of their own virtualization product today.

Parallels Workstation 2.2 for Windows & LInux

I haven't tried this product yet but plan to do so in the near future. I was very impressed by their Parallels Desktop for Mac product.


Ed Sale
2007-01-18 08:06:26
Virtual PC 2007 beta would not install on my XP Pro SP2 system. I saw a message surrounding interaction with the Cisco VPN Client. I removed the VPN Client, installed VPC and VPC started working. I could then not install VPN Client. Install quit in the middle, and I lost my network. This was today.

-- Ed