Quoting from BetaNews:
In a statement provided to BetaNews Monday, the company said its Macintosh Business Unit has decided not to go forward with a version of the software native to the Intel platform.
“Developing a high-quality virtualization solution, such as Virtual PC, for the Intel-based Mac is similar to creating a version 1.0 release due to how closely the product integrates with Mac hardware,” a Microsoft spokesperson said…
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So, while Parallels is dominating virtualization on Apple market and VMware is approaching, Microsoft gives up lamenting porting the product is like writing it from scratch.
Apple has been able to port on Intel the whole software offering, including operating system, in 210 days, and Redmond giant has problems to port a single product on an architecture it mastered for more than 20 years. This while is spendind millions in the Windows virtualization strategy.
Microsoft could find in virtualization a new unexpected help to put Windows on every computer on the planet, but it’s wasting the opportunity not producing virtualization solutions for other operating systems, including Linux, MacOS, Solaris, BSD.