Can we use cider on a power pc or Ibook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Leolizm, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Leolizm macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    Cider or Wine add the necessary windows library functions to allow for software to run on a linux / unix host. Unfortunately, the software is still compiled for an x86 / x86_64 architecture computer - not a powerpc computer.

    You would need a cpu emulator like VirtualPC or QEMU to run windows + windows software on a PPC mac.

    "Wine is not an emulator"
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Emulation of x86 on PPC is horribly slow even if you go to all the trouble of installing an emulator.
  4. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    Unless you're on a DC PowerMac G5, then you can get decent speed out of it, nothing spectacular, but more than capable if you're just running the average Windows Form Applications like Microsoft Office etc.
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i have virtual pc for mac and it came with windows xp and on my mini g4 1.42 ,its emulating a equivalent of a pentium 3 processor with 600mhz and 256mb ram and it works fine ,ok you wont play games on it :D
    but i have to say for the price it costs you nearly get a used pc with a pentium 4 processor , so as i always say you want windows then buy a pc

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