The latest version of Microsoft’s answer to VMWare Workstation is now available. Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is now available to download for free. I am a huge fan of virtualization and I use VMWare Workstation on a daily basis during the software development process. I hope to post more in the future on how I use VMWare Workstation.
Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer. Use virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS, Windows, and OS/2. You can run multiple operating systems at once on a single physical computer and switch between them as easily as switching applications—instantly, with a mouse click. Virtual PC is perfect for any scenario in which you need to support multiple operating systems, whether you use it for tech support, legacy application support, training, or just for consolidating physical computers.