Virtual PC vs. Ubuntu 6.06 (and Parallels Desktop for Mac)

by Todd Ogasawara

I've been spending a lot of time playing with the Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization software (see Parallels Desktop for the Mac and (Short Cuts PDF) Windows for Intel Macs) recently. So, I decided to pay some attention Microsoft's Virtual PC 2004 which recently became a free downloadable product. I installed Windows XP Pro SP2 and Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on the Intel Mac, so it seemed like an interesting idea to install Ubuntu Linux using Virtual PC too.

5 Comments

anjan bacchu
2006-07-25 14:19:51
hi there,


thanks for the post.


isn't there a way to track resource usage on VirtualPC ? On Windows, if Virtual Memory is getting exhaused, windows posts a warning to the user.


It would be nice if VMWARE, XEN, VirtualPC can do the same.


BR,
~A

Mike
2006-11-09 13:23:32
I installed Ubuntu 6.06 -desktop on VPC on my Mac Powerbook laptop. Yes, I had to use "safe graphics mode", but it installed fine. Runs slow as a dog though even after I gave it 512 MB.


Mike

stevew
2007-06-12 08:18:01
if you were going to install only one which would it be?
Todd Ogasawara
2007-06-14 09:33:22
stevew: I don't understand your question. Virtual PC 2004 (now replaced by 2007) is for Microsoft Windows while Parallels Desktop for Mac is for the Mac. Parallels does have a version for Linux and Windows which I have not tried though.
Joseph Lopez
2007-10-07 12:48:04
Theres also an alternate cd where u dont run the live mode u just install it very faster. and Maybe u should just boot >.<