" target="_blank">Connectix has changed their tune</a>.
[quote] The newly updated white paper focuses on the idea that things are different in OS X, instead of saying that preemptive multitasking is a negative feature. "We [developers] didn't know how to schedule in a preemptive world," said Schmucker.
Mitch Cipriano, Connectix vice-president of product management, added "Mac OS X is a new system. The way you optimize an application in OS X is different than in previous Mac OS versions. Developers are just getting up to speed."
Does this mean that Mac OS X applications will some day obtain the "unprecedented performance" due to "industrial-strength UNIX," as Apple claims on its Mac OS X home page?
"We believe OS X apps have the potential to be faster than OS 9" said Bereskin. "We are convinced that application developers can optimize their products for superior performance in OS X."
However, the Connectix white paper still says that "Virtual PC will never be as fast on Mac OS X as it is on Mac OS 9."
When pressed about the finality of the word "never," Cipriano took a less pessimistic tone. "'Never' is probably an overstatement."