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    I have a 2.0 GHz iMac G5 and was considering getting virtual PC for it. Mainly to run apps like Lotus Notes and Visio 2003 that aren't available on Mac.

    I have read alot of posts on how slow VPC is, but does anyone know of how the performance of VPC on a 2 Ghz G5 would map to an Intel Processor? Like 1.0 Ghz PIII or something. Or better yet, does someone have it that could run a benchmark on it to see what the performance really is, rather than just "really slow?"

    Thanks,
    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGertner
    I have a 2.0 GHz iMac G5 and was considering getting virtual PC for it. Mainly to run apps like Lotus Notes and Visio 2003 that aren't available on Mac.

    I have read alot of posts on how slow VPC is, but does anyone know of how the performance of VPC on a 2 Ghz G5 would map to an Intel Processor? Like 1.0 Ghz PIII or something. Or better yet, does someone have it that could run a benchmark on it to see what the performance really is, rather than just "really slow?"

    Thanks,
    Ray
    It's crazy slow. On my 1.8 G5 (which is hardly even measurably slower than the 2.0 according to xbench) runs VPC at an equivalent of 560mhz, 256mb RAM, and 16gb VRAM. Also, VPC seems to have problems with Tiger at the moment, and often just won't work.

    -Chris

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    To save you a little hassle check out this link. Lotus Notes is actually available for the Mac. They do offer a free trial so that you can see how it runs.

    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...8&S_CMP=DLMAIN

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    Thanks for the link
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    Thanks for the link, but without my VPN connection, I cannot replicate with the Notes Servers.

    Thanks,
    Ray

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