Originally posted by Bigc
Try using PS, Arcinfo, MS Project, or even KaZaa is slow as snot (besides being ugly). Web Java Apps are also painfull, although they run in OSX anyway.
okay, you may have a point on all of those apps, but...
1.) PS (PhotoShop?) -- i use the mac version (and i am assuming anyone else, given the choice, would rather use the mac native version ON the mac than try to run in emulation), so why would the PC version be necessary?
2.) arcinfo -- mapping software, i'll have to take your word for it. may be a hope for it eventually coming to mac, since the workstation variety is available for some unix flavors
3.) ms project -- sorry, but i've been using fasttrack scheduler for the past umpteen years, but, again, i'll take your word for it. then again, i can track most of my projects on post-it notes, but my managers insist on a bit more "detail"
4.) kazaa -- now c'mon, criticizing vpc because it (AND windows, mind you*) doesn't run kazaa, well, that's like when people would criticize apple and os x when it wouldn't run beta apps correctly. in other words, you knew what you were getting into when you downloaded and installed the app.
*p.s. also, which version of windows were you trying to run under vpc? it has been my experience that win98 still offers the best return on investment being installed on vpc, due to compatibility and relative speed. win2000 runs okay, too. don't bother with xp, though. even the home edition is dog slow.