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7.59. VirtualPC: The Program of Last Resort

If you absolutely can't find a replacement for your favorite Windows programs, you have one last choice: an emulation program that runs a simulated PC inside your Mac. Such programs hog memory and hard drive space, and are slow as a sedated sloth, but sometimes nothing else will do.

Virtual PC, a program made by Microsoft, is the most popular choice for emulating a PC. Depending on the version of Windows you buy with it, though, you could end up paying over $200—a point at which, honestly, you might be better off buying a year-old PC on eBay.


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