Virtualization on a budget?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cmptrs826, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. cmptrs826 macrumors newbie

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    I need to run XP on my macbook pro for a few minor things, i've tried bootcamp and its annoying to restart everytime I need to spend 5 minutes in windows. However, parallels, at $80, is a little pricey. I've looked around and found 2 alternative apps that are a lot more cost effective. I'm wondering if any of you have tried these and what are your thoughts on the issue?

    iEmulator:
    http://www.iemulator.com/ - $23.95

    Q:
    http://www.kju-app.org/kju/ - Free - still in testing

    Thanks!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Why don't you just search this forum?
     
  3. imacintel macrumors 68000

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  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    why didn't you like it? I'm guessing you forgot to install the virtualization mod, as Q is simply an emu out of the box, which really slows down guest OS speeds.
     
  5. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried iEmulator and did not like it much. You can always wait for Leopard which might have a solution built in. I can't believe the boot camp solution is not workable. I find the rebooting troublesome but the price can't be beat. What minor things are you needing to do? There could be a Mac solution if they are minor enough. Seems XP would be needed for things past the minor stage?
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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  7. mgmktx macrumors member

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    Crossover Mac
    Try out the beta and if you like it, PreOrder it for $40 instead of $60
     

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