windows emulator

Zuplar

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Original poster
Oct 28, 2007
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OKCity
is there a free windows emulator i can download to run windows programs? i'm not needing it to run anything super fancy just maybe some games and other programs. any info or help would be great. thanks.
 

Zuplar

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 28, 2007
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OKCity
well the game is plasma pong, and it doesn't take much at all to run it so that's why i was wondering.
 

CavemanUK

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Jun 29, 2006
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Rhyl, North Wales
is there a free windows emulator i can download to run windows programs? i'm not needing it to run anything super fancy just maybe some games and other programs. any info or help would be great. thanks.
parallels and vmware are the most popular apps for this although technically they dont need to emulate as they require an intel processor (same as windows).. so they are super fast.

Also, they aint free.. but they both off a free trial version..
 

elppa

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Nov 26, 2003
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Crossover lets you run many .exe without the need for Windows.

Some thing are not compatible, but you do get a free 60 day trial.

Video
 

cehudson

macrumors newbie
Jun 8, 2009
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windows emulators free?

I just need to open a few .exe files.... OS X .4.11 ... IS there free download for an emulator?
 

cehudson

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Jun 8, 2009
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uncertain about which download

Thanks Misterme..... sorry, I just don't know how to proceed from the Virtualbox selections.
OS X .4.11 1.67GHz PowerPC 2GB DDR SDRAM

Help is GREATLY appreciated!
 

r.j.s

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Mar 7, 2007
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Texas
Thanks Misterme..... sorry, I just don't know how to proceed from the Virtualbox selections.
OS X .4.11 1.67GHz PowerPC 2GB DDR SDRAM

Help is GREATLY appreciated!
You can't use it, VB doesn't run on PPC.

You need to find a copy of VirtualPC 7, and not the one for Windows 7 on MS' site.
 

willandjess12

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Mar 6, 2012
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I am new to mac. Will using a windows simulator, will it make mac users susceptible to viruses, trojans, etc?
 

r.j.s

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Mar 7, 2007
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I am new to mac. Will using a windows simulator, will it make mac users susceptible to viruses, trojans, etc?
If you use something like Fusion or Parallels to install Windows, then yes, the Windows installation is susceptible to viruses and such. Your Mac files are safe, though.
 
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