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    What software to run Xp on Imac G5?

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    What software to run Xp on Imac G5?
    Hi
    I have a few macs in my office that use Fusion to run our accounts software but we need to also run it on our Imac.

    The Imac is a 2 GhZ Power PC G5 with 512mb DDR SDRAM

    it is running OSX 10.5.8

    What is the best Software to run XP on or any kind of windows for that matter.

    Thanks

    Sonny

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    What software to run Xp on Imac G5?
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    you need an intel mac to run windows

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    What software to run Xp on Imac G5?

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    Not strictly speaking, but you need an Intel-based Mac to run Boot Camp or any of the virtual machine programs (Fusion, Parallels or VirtualBox), or even program-specific virtualization (Crossover).

    All you can do on a PPC mac is run VirtualPC for Mac - a software emulator. As folks here will tell you, this is a painful and slow way to run windows. As far as I know, no one here will recommend it to you - I certainly won't. It will drive you crazy and in my judgment, not worth it. you would do better to buy a used Intel-based iMac and run windows on it.

    Cheers

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    What software to run Xp on Imac G5?
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    As Sammy said - do not bother it is as slow as a wet week and no longer supported by Microsoft. I am not buying an Intel machine and use a Dell Latitude notebook to run Windows XP Professional which is a much cheaper option.

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    What software to run Xp on Imac G5?
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    And nowadays with Netbooks selling like for $250 to $399 new, it certainly would be better to buy one of those to run Windows than "watching paint dry on a barn".

    Regards.

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