Windows on an iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sweeeney, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Sweeeney macrumors newbie

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    I really want to have a mac that runs both OS'. So I am considering buying a cheap Macbook, and maxing out the ram. But the parents aren't Hot on the idea of spending $1,000. So they say I have to wait until after my birthday and Christmas. But instead of that, would it be possible to run a stripped down version of XP on my 1.33 Ghz iBook G4 if i put more RAM in it?

    Sweeney :apple:
     
  2. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Max RAM for that model is 1.5 GB, and XP is far too slow to be usable; I've tried it before. 2000 is a better choice.
     
  3. Sweeeney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much. Does anyone know the least amount ram you want to run XP?
     
  4. JWest macrumors 6502

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    You can't actually run windows on a power pc mac. You can run an emulated version of windows however, via microsoft's virtual pc, but its compatibility is limited, and it's dern slow (since it's being emulated).
     

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