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    Best Free Virtual PC for Windows apps
    I used to run VirtualBox in Windows to run Linux operating systems. Now I'm looking for something free to install Office 2003 (for Windows) in Power Office G4.

    Is there anything tried, tested and free that operates without errors?

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    Unfortunately, you've got a PowerPC Mac, so options are extremely limited - and performance will be terrible since you have to actually emulate the CPU, which adds an incredible amount of overhead.

    Microsoft's Virtual PC for Mac has been discontinued. That leaves iEmulator as the only option I'm aware of, but it's not free.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    OK - many thanks. At the end of the day, Mac is Mac and Windows is Windows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridius10 View Post
    OK - many thanks. At the end of the day, Mac is Mac and Windows is Windows...
    Well, it's a bit different with an Intel Mac. You can choose from Boot Camp, VirtualBox, Fusion, Parallels, or even running Windows apps with WINE. So, you kind of get the best of both worlds.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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