Free windows on mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by melloboy, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. melloboy macrumors newbie

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    I know that a lot of people have Bootcamp to use Windows on their Mac; however, is there a program similar to Bootcamp that is free?

    I just want to run a couple Windows games so paying wouldn't really be worth it for me.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    boot camp is free on leopard. look for it in spotlight
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Boot Camp IS free. Windows is not. You cannot get around this.
     
  4. melloboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, guess I didn't do enough research before posting this, sorry! A site I was on earlier seemed like it was trying to sell it for $70something but I must have been looking at something else...

    Also, I don't have Leopard. Is there anyway to get it on a regular OS X?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Leopard IS a regular OS X. :rolleyes::confused:

    If you can find the beta for Tiger (ALSO a regular OS X), set your clock back before 12/31/2007 to get it to work.
     
  6. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Check out Darwine.

    It is free and allows you to play windows games without installing windows. On the Darwine website there is a list of games that work well with it.

    Crossover Games for mac is based on Darwine.
     
  7. melloboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gah I'm confused. I didn't think I had Leopard since I got this in 2006... obviously I'm more of a Windows user heh.

    thanks! :) I definitely will.
     
  8. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    If you got it in 2006, then you're most likely running Tiger.

    Tiger and Leopard are the names of different versions of OS X. Kind of like Windows XP and Vista.
     
  9. jeffkope macrumors newbie

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    Actually it wouldn't be like windows xp and vista since they are different OS's entirely.
     
  10. windels macrumors regular

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  11. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    That's just complicating the issue. To the average user, the analogy stands.

    Edit: Thinking about it, they aren't. XP evolved into 2003 which evolved into Vista. So indirect, yes, but still largely the same.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Mmm... no, they're not.

    We're also here to follow the forum rules, which you just didn't. Please report your post for self-deletion. :)
     
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  14. windels macrumors regular

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    so talking about certain download downloads sites isn't allowed here?
     
  15. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to read the FAQ/Rules made available at the top.

    Point 3 under "Things Not To Do" reads:

    Warez/Serials/Keys. Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.
     

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