Ouch Vista on my iBook under Virtual PC

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, so I try everything. I used the discs that we have of Vista and I decided to try and install it on my iBook. It's painfully slow; it registers at 295MHz, to install it took about 2 and a half hours. Right now I'm installing VPC tools to see if that speeds anything up.

    Yes I believe that the PPC hardware is still good hardware, that it can run the latest and greatest stuff... well Vista may not be in the greatest category, but it looks nice... just an aquafied XP really lol. Anyways, has anyone else tried this?

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    iBook G4 1.33GHz
    1GB RAM
    Window Vista Premium on VPC
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    You are bloody insane. There's no way you can actually use that. :eek:
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Yeah, you're crazy. :D

    You have to be either unencumbered by a need to actually get things done or live a very slow-paced life to run Vista on an iBook.

    It reminds me of the time I installed Debian Linux on a Mac IIci...I even compiled the kernel. :eek:
     
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  5. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    295MHz... Yikes.

    And I thought XP felt slow on a G4.
     
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    But this begs the question why would you want to?

    :cool: :D :apple: :confused: :p
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    because you can. duh. we're nerds afterall :p ;)
     
  10. netdog macrumors 603

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    Slook isn't insane. He's a pioneer in spirit.

    That screenshot makes me smile.
     
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    There are nerds, and then there are guys who like spending the night in a leather bustier and pink tutu while getting whipped by someone in a poodle costume.
     
  12. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I just want to make sure I have this straight...Vista is the one in the pink poodle costume? :D
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    And I thought I was crazy for trying to run Vista under Parallels with just a gig of ram:eek:
     
  14. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    This is awesome. Why didn't you try using Q or Qemu? That would be much faster without the BS.
     
  15. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    How come you've got the fancy graphics? Doesn't Vista detect that the [virtual] hardware isn't up to spec?



     
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    I think these three comment sum up my thoughts!
     
  17. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Q and Qemu are much slower, sorry to say, I haven't tried Vista on it, but I installed XP on Q and yeah, Q ran a lot slower than if it were on VPC. But I'll import Vista on Q and see if it runs faster, I doubt it, but I'll try.
     
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    HEY! I thought I told you that in confidence .... I just want to clarify that it was a one time thing! :p

    Kevin
     
  19. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Okay,... so is this part of the dog show or donkey show from Clerks II? :eek:
     
  20. volvoben macrumors 6502

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    Those aren't vista's "aero" graphics, they're just basic graphics. aero has the lame transparency thing. i don't run vista much, if ever, but the regular non-aero graphics look better to me.

    If i had a ppc mac, vpc and some free time I'd probably try it too. I do have a penchant for poodle-whipping though...
     
  21. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Darn, and I was going to do this on my 600 MHz G3 iBook...:eek:
     
  22. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    Sheesh, I curse enough at my 800mhz eMac when I'm running 98 on VPC. Thankfully, that's a rare occurance.
     
  23. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I've installed Vista a couple of times under VPC on my G4 PowerMac. It did install, but was too slow to be anything usable. I even went into the display and performance settings and turned all the eye candy off; still slow. After about an hour of trying to do the most basic task I gave up. I couldn't get the virtual NIC to work with any driver I tried. Setting VPC to virtual switch didn't work either. I wish I could have dedicated more than 512MB ram to Vista. Its slow enough on a real system running 512MB. I also tried the emulator Q, but it was probably twice as slow as VPC. I think I will stick with 2000 for all of my required Windows needs.
     
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    For some reason the only word that comes to mind is: kaboom!
     

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