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Virtual PC

(1) (virtual PC) Generically, a PC that runs in a virtualized environment hosting multiple operating systems, each with its own applications. See desktop virtualization.

(2) (Windows Virtual PC) Specifically, virtual machine software from Microsoft that enables multiple Windows and DOS operating systems to run simultaneously in the same machine. Formerly Microsoft Virtual PC, Windows Virtual PC became a free product in 2006. Virtual PC is Microsoft's desktop virtualization solution, whereas Virtual Server and Hyper-V are server-based products (see Microsoft Virtual Server and Hyper-V). Virtual PC was developed by Connectix, which Microsoft acquired in 2003. See Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC for Mac.
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Microsoft Virtual PC is a powerful application compatibility and desktop consolidation tool for Windows desktops.
Microsoft announced pricing for Microsoft Virtual PC 2004, offering savings for enterprise customers.
Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 is also designed to accelerate software testing by allowing developers to test and debug their software for multiple platforms in a timely and cost-effective manner, all on one PC, improving both software quality and time to market.
Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 marks Microsoft's entry into the Windows-based virtual machine arena.
Using Virtual PC technologies to support critical legacy applications has already saved us millions of dollars, and we hope to save even more with Microsoft Virtual PC 2004.
Now Microsoft is helping Mac users work smarter than ever before by announcing its intent to deliver Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Version 7 during the first half of 2004.
Windows Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 are desktop systems virtualization applications from Microsoft that are used to run one or many virtual hosts on a single physical system.
In Microsoft Virtual PC and Windows Virtual PC, the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) is responsible for mediating access to hardware resources and devices from operating systems running in a virtualized environment.
s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today announced the availability of Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Version 7 with Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition.

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