Windows overwhelmed with Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by robrobin10, May 13, 2010.

  1. robrobin10 macrumors member

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    This message board just shows how powerful Steve Jobs has made Mac OS compared to Windows. Windows may have started everything but Mac has taken over everything it started. Have you ever thought why Windows can't have a virtual Mac OS? :)

    Compared to Mac, it has a Virtual Windows OS that allows Mac users to have an alternative. It just implies how powerful the Mac OS can be.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Not only that... with virtual machine software it is possible to run Windows in a window, on your Mac. Also, solutions like WineBottler and CrossOver permit running Windows applications without Windows... though not all work yet. :D
     
  3. MadMitch89 macrumors regular

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    This is absolutely ridiculous. Even as an Apple fan this is just too much. Why would Microsoft bother with the R&D for supporting a operating system that is only ~8% of the market? What is the point? Especially with the plethora of programs compatible with Windows. Blind 'fanboyism' is an indictment on Apple...
     
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I think you're over-interpreting. Likely the biggest reason OS isn't virtualized is that it violates the EULA. The first company to come with a such a program had better get a better team of lawyers than Pystar has. Not to mention that the market share at stake would hardly make it a worthwhile gamble.
     
  5. TommieG macrumors newbie

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    You can install "virtual" OS's inside Windows 7 with the free Virtual PC application from MS. Linux certainly works, even if it's not officially supported, and I'm sure some bright heads could make it run OS X as well....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC

    Tom
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    OS X Server can be virtualized only on OS X Server hosts according to Apple's licensing. Any technical issues involved in getting OS X running in a VM on non-OS X hosts were solved by VMWare and Parallels long ago.

    Move along. Nothing to see here.
     
  7. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    You do realize that Apple brought the GUI or windows environment to the home computer long before Microsoft. Like the Lisa and then the original Mac back in '84.
     

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