Semi-OT: Virtual PC 7 on Mac OS X

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Thu Oct 21 15:02:59 2004

> Yes, I do believe VPC came with drivers to do it under DOS.
> Gee, and Connectix swore that MS was not going to bastardize VPC. The
> first official MS release and suddenly they don't support old MS
> operating systems.

I know :^( I think they only support old MS OS's that are still under
active support.

> What else do they conviently not support?

Well, from what I've been able to find out, at least with VPC6 QNX would
work. I can't get it to work with the emulated S3 card. What really got me
was that the Knoppix Linux CD I have wouldn't work either. I really need to
find a version of Linux that it likes, as I have a couple Linux only apps I
want to run.

I've yet to try OS/2 3.0 or OPENSTEP 4.2, both of which I think should work.
In case anyone is wondering, yes, I'm trying to get all the old OS's I've
run over the years running under VPC :^) Of course who knows if I can find
all the software I want to get up and running, or how many dead floppies I

> I am curious if the old VPC drivers would work with the new version.
> Maybe all they did was stop releasing the driver set. Do you have an
> older version of VPC? I have the 2.0 CD here and it comes with a VPC
> drive file that contains DOS drivers for folder sharing, CD access, and
> S3 video drivers for Win3.1. Alas, the file is 20 MB so a little big to
> email to you (I could stick it on an FTP site if you want). I have NO
> idea if these drivers would work with VPC 7 or not.

I'll have to dig out my VPC3 and VPC4 CD's, but based on the upgrade from V3
to V4 I'm pretty sure the software is specific the version of VPC you're

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