Connectix and Insignia Face Off Over Emulation — In our review of Connectix’s $150 Virtual PC (see TidBITS-397), we noted Insignia Solutions had shipped RealPC, which (like Virtual PC) offers Pentium MMX emulation, but is targeted at DOS-based gamers and includes MS-DOS 6.22 and a CD of action games for about $80. Connectix last week began competing directly with RealPC by shipping the $70 (estimated street price) Virtual PC – PC DOS, a version of Virtual PC that includes IBM’s PC DOS and three sports games. RealPC and Virtual PC – PC DOS both allow you to install other operating systems; to run Windows 95 with either you must purchase it. The upgrade to Windows 95 from MS-DOS or a previous Windows version costs $100 – the full version costs $180 if you can find it. [TJE]
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