Home > Apple > FWB Returns To OS Emulator Market FWB Returns To OS Emulator Market Submitted by Owen Anderson 2003-04-09 Apple 16 Comments FWB, in response to Microsoft’s acquisition of Connectix, has announced that it will again produce its Windows emulation product, RealPC, with the first release to be expected within 30 days. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2003-04-09 3:41 am As I said… cool. Another emulator to add to the needless but fun OS-within-an-OS recursion games… 2003-04-09 3:54 am Their emulation engine is old and is nowhere near the quality of Connectix’s. It takes years polishing up an emulation of a whole platform, their “within 30 days” solution is just a repackaging of their old software, and it is not native OSX either. 2003-04-09 4:34 am Correction: MS didn’t acquire Connectix, only their VirtualPC technology. 2003-04-09 5:56 am I have to agree with you. Unless they have magical developers, I don’t think in 30 days a better product native on OS X can be available. 2003-04-09 8:03 am I just wish someone would release some hardware like the SunPCi III http://www.sun.com/desktop/products/sunpci/ 2003-04-09 8:10 am … for the apple I mean 2003-04-09 8:12 am I don’t see why so many people expect that they stop making this product. I don’t think Microsoft cares where its windows products run, I think they very much would like that everybody would run a licenced windows OS on their MAC or LINUX. vmware, RealPC, a ix86 clone, what’s the difference? License sold is license sold . 2003-04-09 1:25 pm I second that request 2003-04-09 1:41 pm Microsoft has already said it will not stop producing Virtual PC and it was going in their portfolio of Mac products, Everyone is pronouncing doom when no such thing will happen I think people should get a life and quit making something out of nothing. Virtual PC will not get crippled and I think that FWB is just trying to get a push for their own product. As for RealPC not being OS X native, all they have to do is carbonize the code but as Eugenia stated it is nowhere near as rich as VirtualPC. 2003-04-09 3:21 pm I hate to say it but Virtual PC is ok, but slow. I am not a big fan of any of these emulators. To bad Orange Micro will not made any new PC cards. But to be honest, for $200 you can get a PC. So I recommend just getting a PC. What I miss was virtual playstation. It played PS1 games better than my PS2. I thought MS bought Connectix and that they might port VPS to the XBOX. 2003-04-09 4:04 pm get a pc and terminal service into it. 2003-04-09 5:26 pm That’s not such a silly idea… given the possibility for powerful, small-space computers ( Shuttle Cube cases, etc )… Does Terminal Services/Remote Desktop run on a Mac?.. or is there an opensource RDP client that could be ported? Could even have it done thru Wi-fi avoiding the need for a network wire and for the PC to be local to the Mac. Just have it running headless in a cupboard somewhere. 2003-04-09 6:07 pm “Does Terminal Services/Remote Desktop run on a Mac?” Yes, microsoft made one after citrix released one. It is free: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/download/misc/RDC.asp if you are interested. Dan 2003-04-09 7:48 pm Well, I suppose this one runs on a mac: http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/ Btw, wouldn’t a PS1 cost significantly less than the $200 PC? 2003-04-12 5:46 pm I wonder if FWB will also bring back RealPC for Solaris? I used a demo of that and it worked fine. It was for SPARC machines. 2003-04-12 5:48 pm I still think MS acquired this technology to add LPAR-like functionality to their server OS product. It is another aspect of the competition with mainframes and UNIX servers for the high-end server market.