Microsoft last week dropped the price of its Virtual PC 2004 technology, which will be available to customers by years end. Officials said the software will have an estimated retail price of $129—$100 less than the Connectix price of $229.
Microsoft acquired the virtual machine assets of privately held Connectix in February. New features of Microsofts Virtual PC 2004 include support for up to four network cards within each virtual machine and up to 4GB of memory. Microsofts Virtual Server product, which is in development, is on track for release in the first half of next year, officials said.