as of 05/14/2021 (Details)
Technical Support Connectix offers free phone (toll call), e-mail, and Web-based technical support. Updates can be downloaded from the Web site. Strengths of Version 5 Easier to upgrade from previous versions. Support for Windows XP. Can run in native mode under OS X 10.1. Same strengths as VPC 4. Summary VPC 5 is the best way to run Windows on your Macintosh, unless you play 3D games in Windows. (You have to stick with VPC 2 or 3 for 3dfx hardware support.) Installing and running Windows on your Macintosh computer using VPC is much easier than on a PC. (Unfortunately, it's much slower.) Mac OS 9 users who have VPC 4 will gain very little from upgrading to VPC 5. The new features are not compelling unless you need to run Windows XP or need to use DVD data disks on a VPC virtual machine. Mac OS X users of VPC 4 will benefit by upgrading to VPC 5. VPC 5 is compatible with OS X and allows you to run VPC in native mode.
- VPC 5 continues to offer extensive AppleScript support, including recordability and the ability to launch Windows programs
- VPC 5 can run as a resizable window or in full screen mode
- You can always view Mac OS menus and the VPC 5 toolbar by holding down the Command key
- Support for Windows XP, 2000, 98
- Virtual PC (VPC) emulates Intel Pentium-based hardware