Pc software on Mac??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mocman, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. mocman macrumors regular

    May 8, 2004
    I ordered my New PowerMac G5 today and I was needing to know what you guys are using to use win software on mac. I heard about Virtual Pc. Is that the best out there or not. Please list......Thanks
  2. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    What PC software are you looking to run on your Mac? VPC sucks ***** for games, for sure. I think you're better off finding Mac equivalents, unless you're running something for which there is no Mac s/w?
  3. Koree macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2004
    Really would help if you could tell us what apps your talking about :)
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Why are there like 10 threads on VPC right now? Surely all these questions have been answered by now... :confused:
  5. svenr macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Check the "ibook or centrino" thread at
    Scroll down about half way, post #13 gives a nice real-world case complete with screenshot.

    VPC does not suck, it works fine for me. It's one of those things that you rarely ever use (otherwise you could've bought a Wintel PC in the first place), but you know it's there when you really need it. It's obviously not meant for action games that need a fast machine even when running on a native PC, so you shouldn't judge it on that.
  6. Rainbow66 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2004
    Why do people buy a $2000 dollar mac and then get VPC???
  7. James L macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2004
    If your thought is to buy a Mac, but then use all PC software on it then no... you will be very dissapointed. PC software and Mac software are fundamentally different in how they are coded to work with the OS.

    If you are buying a Mac to use it AS a Mac, but there is 1 or 2 basic programs you require that are PC only you could get away with using them via virtual PC. The performance of software within VPC is not that of software running native in OSX.

    You could run a basic database program, etc in VPC and be happy with it, but not a 3D app or anything at all significant.
  8. Rainbow66 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2004
    but the 3d app would prolly work better on VPC than the mac,
  9. svenr macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
  10. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    thats me with rainbow out of shot

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