Would this ever be possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheSpaz, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I had this cool idea the other day and I wanted to present it to you guys.

    Here's the basic information:

    I have a Mac Pro with Dual Dual-Core Xeon Processors.
    I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Ultimate on separate hard drives.
    I have 4 GB of RAM.

    Now, here's the interesting part. Would it be possible to have two running OS's at once? I don't mean emulation. Boot the computer into native Windows, but also have it booted into Mac OS X at the same time.

    My idea is to have Windows 7 use 2GB of RAM, running on 1 dual-core Xeon and Mac OS X running on 2GB of RAM with the other dual-core Xeon.

    Each OS could be running at the same time, but they'd be using separate resources and you could toggle between them with a hot key (kinda like people do when they hook up 1 monitor to 2 computers.)

    What do you think? I know it's probably impossible right now, but does it sound like a good idea or am I just dreaming?

    Probably not possible with any current system on the market.
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    The closest you're going to get is virtualization.
  4. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
  5. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Closest you'll get is bare metal virtualization.

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