couple questions about Q

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Zuplar, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Zuplar macrumors regular

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    so i have been looking around for the best option on how to run XP, on both bootcamp and using a VM, and came across Q. my question is can i use Q to run xp from bootcamp? is there something else that will do this that is free besides VMware Fusion?
     
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    That depends wether it can boot real partitions or only disk images.

    I can't tell after a quick look at their site, but the likely answer is that you'll need VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop to use your BootCamp partition as a virtual machine.
     
  3. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i looked on their site, but couldn't really find the answer. Q just looked like a really clean interface, so that's why i was interested in it.
     
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    I think Q emulates a pc, so you can run xp in os x. Don't expect any of the special features of parallels, however.
     
  5. Zuplar thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i understand what it does i was just curious if it could run from a partition also.
     
  6. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you can. Like I said, you won't get a lot of features out of free software like Q, but it's good at what it does do.
     

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