windows on panther?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JMalin, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. JMalin macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I've had a ibook g4 with panther for a while
    and i know its kind of outdated but i was wondering

    what is the best way to run windows on an ibook G4 with panther?
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    The only way is by using Microsoft's Virtual PC.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Best? Honestly....

    Your options:

    1) Download Q -- a free emulator on which Windows can run. There are other similar programs, but I think it's one of the better ones.

    2) Find and purchase a used copy of Microsoft's VPC

    3) If you have a Windows computer, enable remote desktop sharing and then use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client to log into it.

    Option (3) is the only one that will provide very usable performance. I have an old copy of VPC with Win2k sitting around somewhere... it's much faster than Q, but still brutally slow.
     
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  5. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iBook G3, and I've used Remote Desktop with my Thinkpad to much success. Provides a quick-fix if windows is needed for a small task alongside OS X. My iBook also runs 10.3.9, so this may be a good option to seek.

    Beware, though. Remote Desktop Connection requires XP Pro to use most easily.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, if you have access to a real Windows device, Remote Desktop is absolutely the best option. You can do very usable Windows over the network, even over the public internet, from a relatively old computer.
     

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