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    Question installing wine on my powerbook g4
    hey everyone... i am not sure if this is possible, but i would like to play some games on my mac powerbook g4 and i heard about a program called WINE but i am not sure how it works and if it would even work on my powerbook g4. so i was wondering if i could get some help on this subject? any help would be nice, thanks in advance!

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    i may be wrong but i believe it is intel only

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixslinger
    i may be wrong but i believe it is intel only
    hmm well if it is intel only, that wouldn't make any sense to me because on intel chipsets you can download bootcamp and just install windows through bootcamp... i just want to know if there is any way that i can run windows based applications on my mac?

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    sursuciofla
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    With Virtual PC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sursuciofla
    With Virtual PC...



    that's the other thing... i don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to buy virtual pc... is that the only way?


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    sursuciofla
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    Be warned though, it will probably be very slow and it is not really for games. And Bootcamp on Intel Macs is totally different. G4 is not Intel so that is something you must live with or make a switch to Intel if you want more flexibility between windows and mac programs.

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    sursuciofla
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    Yes, that's the only way. Some apps are just not made for Macs and there is really no way around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sursuciofla
    Yes, that's the only way. Some apps are just not made for Macs and there is really no way around it.


    well that sucks... i was hoping to play some games on my mac... grrr.. oh well, there is nothing i can do about it.

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