Virtual PC for Mac (PowerPC)

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Official Website: @
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
64-Bit Primary OS: Yes
Current Version: 7.0.2 (June 2005)
Available for Purchase: Without Windows (you provide your own copy), it’s around $120 at It’s also available with Office 2004 for Mac, Professional Edition. If you do not have a copy of Windows XP, you can purchase Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0 with Windows XP Home at
Various Editions: Virtual PC Edition selection


* Hardware: A 700 MHz native* PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor
* Operating system: Mac OS X Version 10.2.8; Mac OS X Version 10.3; Mac OS X Version 10.4.1 or later.
* Free Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
* RAM: 512 MB
* Display: 1024 x 768 resolution monitor displaying thousands of colors
* Storage: CD-ROM drive (or connection to a local area network if installing a network)
* Peripherals: Mouse or compatible pointing device

* Upgrade cards and accelerators are not supported

Device Compatability

NOTE: This will not run on Intel-based Macs

– Version 7.0 supports PowerMac G5. Previous versions do not.
Virtual PC for Mac OS X will cease development after Version 7.0.

Microsoft note on Cancellation of Virtual PC for Mac OS X:
“alternative solutions offered by Apple and other vendors, combined with a fully packaged retail copy of Windows, will satisfy this need.”

Other Sites:
Wikipedia Entry article about cancellation
Apple’s Web Page about Virtual PC
Tips for speeding up Virtual PC from

Virtual PC for Mac