change mac operating system

Discussion in 'macOS' started by grendelan, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. grendelan macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    I have a mac PowerPC G4
    and i heard you could change your operating system on a windows computer and on a mac (duh).
    But i was wondering... can you remove your mac operating system and put on a windows operating system like windows 2000?
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Yes, on Intel chip based Apple computers only. Not the G4. Not the G5.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    No the CPU is a PowerPC, not and Intel x86 unit.

    If you want windows on that it'll have to emulate a x86 CPU first in software, and likely run about 1/3 of clock speed -- ie, painfully slow.

    There are variant of Linux that you can find.


    The Mac Intels conform enough to the PC standard, that they are several drivers away (bootcamp) from natively running x86 software. So full clock speed ahead with Windows.
  4. grendelan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007

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