virtual pc question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DRL453, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. DRL453 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2005
    Should I get this for my new g4 powerbook?? I really want to play online poker at but it says that mac users must have this installed. I have heard from others that it runs horribly so I just wanted some other opinions before I go out and purchase it.

  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    If you have a copy of XP already you could try a free alternative!:D
  3. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    It should be ok for online poker. Doesn't need that much performance to run those clients.

  4. Graeme Pearce macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2002
    33 45.255 south, 151 12.910 east
    I am running VPC on a G4 iBook and a G5 iMac, both with plenty of memory. While it works fine the speed just doesn't make the grade. I have ended up buying a PC and networking the lot through an airport extreme and now only use VPC on the iBook when roaming.

  5. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    IMHO vpc is painfully slow, yes you may be able to play online poker
    but it will not come without its headaches. If you really need to play
    poker, then have a pc will make life easier.

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