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Microsoft Buys Connectix?

Not quite, but just about: they bought VirtualPC from Connectix, or so sez CRN in this article (various other articles around the Web are linking to various articles). Sez Dan Crevier of the Mac BU:

The Mac VPC team will be joining MacBU. The development team will be
reporting to me. Don't worry, it's not going away. We've got lots of
exciting things planned.

4 Responses to "Microsoft Buys Connectix?"

  1. So lets see...

    Bungie - check.

    Connectix (well, specifically just VPC and a good part of their developers) - check.

    Nothing good will come of this...

  2. Microsoft sells windows, VPC sells windows. Why would they be upset in the least?

    Microsoft doesn't care what hardware you run it on as long as they're selling copies of Windows.

    =clint

  3. Does this mean Connecitix is closing. It isn't exactly like they have a large product base.

  4. I'm inclined to agree with Clint. Why would MS trash something that sells more copies of Windows? From what I've read, VPC has an install base of ~ 1 million people. That's a lot of money for the maker, esp. if they own the OS its licensed with as well.


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