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Author:  Zero3K [ Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

Is there any way to do that by hacking it, etc?

Author:  AlphaBeta [ Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

No.     

Author:  Zero3K [ Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

That's too bad. It would be nice if someone tried to either make an open-source clone of it or convince Microsoft to release its source code so others can work on it.

Author:  Darkstar [ Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

Just use VMware Workstation or QEmu. No point in using a software that's been dead for like 10 years

Author:  Zero3K [ Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

I like that it doesn't use as much disk space, memory, and had a simple interface.

Author:  Zero3K [ Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

It works well enough for my needs. It would be nice if someone could make a clone of it eventually.

Author:  YourAverageJoe [ Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

Zero3K wrote:
That's too bad. It would be nice if someone tried to either make an open-source clone of it or convince Microsoft to release its source code so others can work on it.

Microsoft will NEVER do that, any source code for anything relating to their software (Windows included) was leaked, not published officially. ReactOS aims to do the former with a variant of Server 2003, but if I remember correctly, it's a poor attempt at reverse engineering their software.

Author:  Zero3K [ Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

It was owned by Connectix originally.

Author:  Winins [ Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

Zero3K wrote:
It was owned by Connectix originally.

Yes but the Connectix one was for Mac OS.

Author:  AlphaBeta [ Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

YourAverageJoe wrote:
Zero3K wrote:
That's too bad. It would be nice if someone tried to either make an open-source clone of it or convince Microsoft to release its source code so others can work on it.

Microsoft will NEVER do that, any source code for anything relating to their software (Windows included) was leaked, not published officially.

You think? There is quite a few things released by Microsoft as open source, including PowerShell, .NET and VS Code...

Author:  Darkstar [ Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Emulating Multiple Cores in Windows Virtual PC

Both VScode and .NET were developed from the start with a "source-available" type of development process. VScode explicitly as Open-Source, while .NET started out as "shared-source" (source code available but no OSI approved license). PowerShell was also developed completely by Microsoft and is just a thin layer on top of .NET (and some other technologies)

On the other hand, Virtual PC was not even developed by MS... they bought it from Connectix and developed from there. One can guess that there's a fair amount of NDA agreements, patented code and other 3rd-party code in there for which MS does have the right to "use" it in development, but not to re-license it under an open source license. Probably those companies where Connectix got the code from are long defunct, so there is no legal way to get the code in question relicensed.

So yeah, the chances of seeing the source code for VPC released are pretty darn close to 0%

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