X11 .exe

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trainguy77, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Is there a way to run windows .exe files from KDE within X11? Is there anyting open source. I know there is no way to do it in OS X with out virtual PC. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Why don't you look for MacOS X solutions? Far and away, your best solution is Virtual PC. You may also try Bochs, which may or may not work with the G5. On general principle, I do not recommend OpenOSX™ Wintel. It is an implementation of opensource Bochs with G4/G5 acceleration and a price tag.
     
  3. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Go with QemuX: http://cordney.com/QemuX

    It's a lot faster than bochs, and still free. I'm not sure how Qemu compared to VPC, but I don't think there's too much difference. Inside of Qemu, you can either get a version of Windows and run that, or else run Wine (www.winehq.org) inside of Linux, if you don't want to purchase anything.
     
  4. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    Wine won't run on PPC, only x86. You could try Darwine though, a PPC port of Wine, that is designed for OS X.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Darwine is still very much in the developmental stages. It uses QEMU as the x86 emulator engine.
     

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