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Virtual PC for Mac

Earlier software from Microsoft that enabled Windows applications to run on PowerPC-based Macs under Mac OS X up to, but not including, the G5 processor. It contained a complete version of Windows XP Home or Pro or Windows 2000 Professional that ran as a Mac application. It also allowed data to be copied back and forth between Windows and Mac, and the Mac could seamlessly connect into a Windows network and vice versa. Virtual PC was originally developed by Connectix Corporation, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2003. In 2006, Virtual PC for Mac was discontinued. See Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion and Virtual PC.
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Virtual PC for Mac was significantly rewritten to run on the 64-bit G5 processor.
These vulnerabilities range in scope from a vulnerability in Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac, which could lead to privilege elevation, a vulnerability in WINS, which could allow code execution and cause a denial of service on Windows Server 2003, to an ASN .
This is the same offering as Standard Edition, but also includes Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Version 7 with Windows(R) XP Professional.
Mac users who need a bridge to the Windows world can benefit from Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Version 7.
This edition offers the most complete cross-platform compatibility, including the full Office suite of native Mac OS X programs along with Virtual PC for Mac version 6.
Virtual PC for Mac delivers true compatibility with Windows by enabling users of Macintosh to run Windows-based software applications, including business, education, Internet and home applications, all from their Mac.
During the transition period, Connectix will continue to sell and support Virtual PC for Windows, Virtual PC for Mac and Virtual PC for OS/2 products through its current distribution channel partners.
Additional product and technology information can be found at the following sites: Virtual PC for Mac, http://www.
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