Resolved VirtualBox alternative for PPC Macs?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eboyblue3, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. eboyblue3, Apr 18, 2012
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    eboyblue3 macrumors newbie

    eboyblue3

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    Hello,

    First post here. Anyways, I'm one of the unlucky ones to own a PowerPC mac ONLY, and I want to emulate Windows on here. Could you please help me? Very confused right now. :confused:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's not really practical. It is possible, with PearPC (I think), but it doesn't really work - at all.
     
  3. eboyblue3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Downloaded PearPC, now I'm not good at compiling this junk.

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    Logging off for tonight
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    If you do get it to work, it will be unusably slow ...
     
  5. eboyblue3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Phooey

    Oh, darn it. There goes my potential. I WANT A NEW MAAAAAAC!
     
  6. murphychris macrumors 6502a

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    Get a used one. Less than $200 for a Mini Core2Duo 1.83Ghz.
     
  7. eboyblue3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do have a white Mac mini w/ a dead logicboard
     
  8. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    VirtualPC by Connectix

    For years, I used a product called VirtualPC by Connectix. I was horribly slow, BUT IT WORKED! I only had very limited needs for it...

    It worked up to and including G4 PPCs.

    Ultimately, Microsoft bought the technology and updated and released it for G5's. I think you can still find it on eBay for sale. Yes, I see plenty of the for sale on eBay; just search for VirtualPC...

    Ironically, when I upgraded to Intel Macs, I was able to "extract" the Windows XP that came with the last version of VirtualPC that I purchased, and I have been using that licensed copy of Windows XP in Boot Camp and Parallels, ever since; including now in Lion.
     

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