Running windows 3.1 or maybe 95 via DOSBox

joecool85

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I've heard it's possible to run windows 3.1 via DOSBox, anyone know how fast/slow it would be on my dual 2ghz G5? Also, is it possible to run win95 via DOSBox? I'll try it out as soon as I can find my win95 CD. Or win98, all I can find right now is my XP discs, and I highly doubt that would work. I might try it eventually anyway :)
 

The General

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Dosbox is a dos emulator, you can't install an operating system on it ...

Your best option is Parallels, next to that is Qemu, until VMware release their Mac OS X virtualization program, then it will be VMware > Parallels > Qemu.
 

joecool85

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The General said:
Dosbox is a dos emulator, you can't install an operating system on it ...

Your best option is Parallels, next to that is Qemu, until VMware release their Mac OS X virtualization program, then it will be VMware > Parallels > Qemu.
Actually you can. People install win 3.1 on it all the time, I just haven't done it myself yet.
 

joecool85

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So? Big deal its PPC. I run DOSBox on it now, why wouldn't I be able to run DOSBox and install win 3.1?
 

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joecool85 said:
So? Big deal its PPC. I run DOSBox on it now, why wouldn't I be able to run DOSBox and install win 3.1?
I always thought Windows was just a program that ran in DOS like a shell anyways.
 

joecool85

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Spock said:
I always thought Windows was just a program that ran in DOS like a shell anyways.
Bingo, it is. I just don't know if DOSBox would be fast enough for win95 thats all.
 

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joecool85 said:
Bingo, it is. I just don't know if DOSBox would be fast enough for win95 thats all.
I have never used DOSBox my self but I have a PowerBook G4 1ghz and Q runs Windows NT 4.0 really well.