Opposite Of Rosetta?

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  1. Woodsy267 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I am running an iMac G4 with PPC and was wondering how would I go about running some Intel software on it without Spending much cash. Is there any software like the opposite of Rosetta or something that I can get.

    Thanks in advance.

    Daniel:):D;):apple:
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    For Mac Software, no dice if it is compiled as an Intel only app.

    But for windows there was the MS Virtual PC application, which is basically painfully slow at best. For the cost of the application a cheap PC was alway a better solution.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    not many apps are Intel only and the ones that are usually have a PPC version.
     
  4. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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    If they don't release a PPC version, generally there's no PPC Mac that would be capable of running it.
     
  5. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Not quite. Usually it's written architecture specific (ZSNES for example), someone forgot to hit the switch, or Apple wants to push people to Intel (like the SDK).
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    What the VoidBoi meant was that the devs knew that if they had made it Universal, the PPC Macs not be powerful enough to run the app.
     
  7. Woodsy267 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How about....

    Is there anything that is free that will run Windows apps on PPC with out owning a copy of Windows CD
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    theres Micorosoft's Virtual PC for Mac but it requires a Windows installation CD.
     
  9. tbohlsennswssrg macrumors regular

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    There's Crossover but that's Intel Only.

    Maybe it's time to upgrade to an Intel Mac :D:D:D:D
     

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