So many software that tell us about their advantages, cheapness, and many more that will make us to buy it or maybe to download it if free trial. We can install it commonly like other software. For paid software we'll feel safety to run installation. But how about free one? Do you dare to install it without any risk on your mind??
OK, now we have to now why we must be careful to install a software, especially free software. With free software, we can't complain to author if we have a problem after install it. It's okay if it just crash or can't run properly, but how if the software automatically send your private data to other person in the world ( like trojan or a back door indeed )? This is will be very dangerous for us. So we have to careful about it.
Now how we know it a safe software to install or not? Well, we already now about VMware in last posting. With this application we can try our free software to install without any risk to our main OS. It's look like we install it to another PC to try, because this virtual PC like real PC. We had talking about VMware, one of virtual software. Now in this post we will talk about Virtual PC from Windows.
Virtual PC is a free software that used for create a virtual computer on our main computer. This is created by Microsoft ( maybe this is the only one application that Microsoft give for free I think ). Let we see a brief review about this application below.
Save time and money as Virtual PC allows you to maintain the compatibility of legacy and custom applications during migration to new operating systems and increases the efficiency of support, development, and training staffs.
With Microsoft® Virtual PC 2007, you can create and run one or more virtual machines, each with its own operating system, on a single computer. This provides you with the flexibility to use different operating systems on one physical computer.
For more information about the ways you can use virtual machines, see Virtual PC at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=78095.
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86); Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Ultimate; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition ; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
RAM: Add the RAM requirement for the host operating system that you will be using to the requirement for the guest operating system that you will be using. If you will be using multiple guest operating systems simultaneously, total the requirements for all the guest operating systems that you need to run simultaneously.
Available disk space: To determine the hard disk space required, add the requirement for each guest operating system that will be installed.
Virtual PC 2007 runs on: Windows Vista™ Business; Windows Vista™ Enterprise; Windows Vista™ Ultimate; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition; or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
For installation really simple, just like installing VMware. Give it a try to feel the different between Virtual PC and other virtual applications. Just note from me, we can't install a linux OS. Happy learninghttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/