What a Great Idea (in Theory)

I’ve always loved the idea of VirtualPC. But, in practice, it doesn’t quite live up to the hype. I got work to pony up for VirtualPC 5 w/ Windows 98 (which was waiting for me when I got back). It’s all installed on my lovely Powerbook. The problem is it’s dog slow. This was my experience with the 3.0 on my previous Mac. I love the idea of being able to build a new site on my Mac with BBEdit and then pop open Windows 98 to see how it looks in IE without having to switch machines. Now it’s possible, but it’s so slow, it’s almost not worth it. Keep it up, Connectix, you’ll get there eventually.

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Lead Engineer @ Impactive, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.