Re: Microsoft Virtual PC

  • From: "John Greer" <jpgreer17@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 12:12:03 -0600

Just tested Virtual PC on my machine with Jaws and the command prompt did come up once I set everything up but alas, Jaws did not want to read the virtual machines window. The setup process for it is very accessible though. I would assume that a person could once everything is created and running install Linux to it and run it from there. Would be curious to know whether Mac OS could be run on it, since it claims to run x86 operating systems, and the later versions of Mac OS do run on Intel processors.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: Microsoft Virtual PC

Ok, but VMWare also cannot allow Jaws to access the virtual machines if it is installed only on the host machine.

I haven't tried MS Virtual PC yet, so I don't know if it is better or worse than VMWare. Maybe somebody who tried it can compare it with VMWare.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Marlon Brandão de Sousa" <splyt.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft Virtual PC

the systems can be installed on it but the virtual machines screens
are being drawn directly so no screen readers installed on the hiost
machine can read screens from the virtual machines. Other than this
it's a question of preferenses. As most part of things there're
several sites comparing the virtualiuzation technologies, each one
claiming one of them is better than other. I've choosen vmware
although others can choose different solutions.

2007/11/5, Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>:

Does anyone if Microsoft Virtual PC is accessible to Jaws?

I mean, I know that the main program is accessible, but I don't know if
after creating the Virtual machines they are accessible for the blind.

This program is something like VMWare.

The program is absolutely free and it can be downloaded from Microsoft's

You can find it by searching for its name with Google.

It could even be a better option for us than VMware, and I heard that other
systems like Linux can be installed on it.


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