by MichaelF on February 20, 2007 02:22pm


Just a quick note to let Port 25 readers know that yesterday Microsoft released Virtual PC 2007 as a free download.

With Virtual PC one can run multiple os's on a single physical machine which should be compelling for those developers needing to test and debug across multiple platforms.  From community feedback I know a number of readers are generally interested in virtualization and I'd be curious to hear about your experiences after giving this a try.

Ben Armstrong's Blog is a good resource for information regarding Microsoft and Virtualization (Here is some info on Linux and Virtual PC from his blog).

On an unrelated note Mary Jo Foley wrote about Ian Murdock's visit to campus today and I have to say I'm really looking forward to his presentation.  I mentioned it before but this is one of the things I really enjoy about this job:  I get to meet all sorts of interesting and intelligent people (both in person and virtually) many of whom I'd never expect to meet as a result of working at Microsoft.  Miguel de Icaza...Ian Murdock?  Who would have guessed?

-michael