Run windows apps on Mac OS X without installing a windows emulator

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sonaeact, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. sonaeact macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    here is my problem:

    I have an iBook G3 clamshell 366Mhz, 320Mb RAM and 10Gb HD. I run Mac OS X 10.4.8 .
    Now, i want to run Fruity Loops on my iBook, but being short on HD space and ressources, i'm not really looking forward to install a windows emulator like virtual PC or GuestPc on it.
    I tried Darwine 0.9, but you can't directly install pc apps on your mac with it (yet).

    So here is my question: does anybody know a program similar to darwine but that would let me install my own pc apps on it ???


    thanks a lot :D !!!
    -sonaeact
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Basically, you're out of luck. All the fast Windows solutions require an Intel-based system, so you're stuck with Virtual PC etc, which I expect will be unbearably slow on a 366 MHz G3 :(
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    No kidding. It was unbearably slow on my iBook G4 800mhz.
     
  4. wyrmintheapple macrumors regular

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    Depends on what you'd call unbearably slow. VPC 4 I think It was (Maybe 3) was pretty good if you used win 95/98. Anything else was sooooo slow. This was on an iMac 333Mhz with 96Mb RAM

    So, Its do-able. Not sure what fruityloops is though. If it needs 3D then you really are screwed.
     

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