Running windows programs on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JBot, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. JBot macrumors 6502

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    What options are there? At school we recently got a few needed programs for class, but they are all windows based. I have looked into virtualpc, however for 150$ or so, its really out of my poor student budget. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    well look for mac software that can do the same thing. if u cant afford VPC then you are out of luck..sorry.


    Bless
     
  3. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget that you must also pay to get Windows!
     
  4. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Search these forums for 'epepper9' (no quotes), there should be VPC thread. I have recommended Guest PC, which is advertised everywhere on this site and iEmulator. I don't think they are any more than $30-$50. And $150 for VPC is good, that equals $225AU. It's $300AU over here (last time I checked. :(
     
  5. solaris macrumors 6502a

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  6. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I also have to mention (which I think I did in another thread), that unfortunately bochs (or bochs based) emulators are unbearably slow from what I have heard.
     
  7. JBot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i picked up the minimal vpc product, without the windows os disk included. It said in all the product reviews i read that you needed to own the complete os, however, i figured i would try with the disks i have. (that being microsoft 95, 98, me....[woops] and finally xp. all of these disks were the free upgrade disks you recieve with your computer.)
    I put in the xp upgrade disk, it asked me to put in the full version of any prior os of theirs, i put in the me upgrade, and it installed itself.
    Thus concluding that you dont need to front 250$ for a version of windows, where the upgrade are minimal costs, meaning 50-70$.
     

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