Virtual PC


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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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Ars Technica reports that the emulator in use by the platform is a derivative of Connectix Virtual PC which is an x86-on-PowerPC emulator that Microsoft acquired from Connectix back in 2003.
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Each virtual PC image can also enable remote access to the sleeping PC it represents.
Each virtual PC image can also enable remote access to the sleeping PC it represents via protocols such as Remote Desktop, VNC and encrypted connections using SSH.
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Users who access their remote desktop PC with a laptop while on the go or employees working from a home office are faced with a problem when they want to print out a processed document: The printer driver must be installed on the remote desktop or the virtual PC in order to print to the local printer on site.
While it is true that PCs can do this with Microsoft's Virtual PC (and other tools), Microsoft is not aiming Virtual PC at the enterprise VDI market, with all the support tools of a one-to-many infrastructure.

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