Which Virtual PC for a G3?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macjay, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. macjay macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2003

    Which version of Virtual PC (along with which version of Windows) do you think would give me the best performance on a 600mhz G3 iBook w/640MB RAM, running in OS9?

    Any personal experiences to share?

    (I assume that on a G3, running VPC in OS9 would be faster than in OSX.)

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. garfield2002 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2003
    Personal experience:

    I ran virtual PC 6 and 7 with Win 2k on a dual 1Ghz G4 MDD with 768MB of ram in both OS X and OS 9. I purchased this machine which was at the time the fastest available with the express interest of running Virtual PC. Sadly the results were less than spectacular, although admittedly much better than any machine I had tried at the time. I remember that it was usable for Outlook email and Office applications however not much else.

    I'm not sure of the experience you will have on the hardware that you describe. A 2nd hand Macbook even with the lowest specifications running Parallels or Boot camp would give you a far far far superior experience.

    Good luck :)
  3. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Virtual PC has never been any good at running speeds close to a PC computer running Windows - even on a top spec'd mac.
    Get a secondhand intel mac mini....

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