Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by scmountfor » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 19:48:36


Am contemplating buying Virtual PC 6.1 for my G3 500 mHz iMac with
640MB RAM. Is XP likely to run fast enough to be usable under Mac OS X
10.2.8?

TIA for any thoughts/suggestions.

Sam
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by doesnt.wor » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 23:48:18


It depends on your demands ...
--
Per Erik Rne

 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by fishfr » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 23:52:59

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Runs like a dog. A slow dog. A slow dog on a hot day. And sound
doesn't work at all.
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by a_temp_add » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 01:55:06

> Is XP likely to run fast enough to be usable under Mac OS X

no.. if you REALLY want to then add more ram...

and if you still REALLY want to then:

add another harddrive and install run vpc from that.

it will still be SLOW AS A DOG.

better to boot in OS9 and run it in OS9 mode.. it may be a bit quicker
as OS9 is less of an overhead to a G3 that OSX

having said it does work.. as long as you only need to 'dip' in for a while...

i have it running on a dual G4 1.25 w 1.5gb of ram and Win 2k is useable
but i wouldn't want to use it all the time...
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by Zeph » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 09:43:21

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No man, that's a slow dog on a hot day that also happens to be dead,
and the only reason it's moving at all is that a colony of pillbugs is
dragging it to their cache.

I find v5 runs quicker than v6, on a G4/867 with 768mb RAM.

I also find Win98 runs quicker than WinXP.

z
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by Becky Cart » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 05:37:07

I'd like to third or fourth that (you count) by saying that yes, it's
very slow. I've got a G3 400 MHz iMac with 1 GB of RAM (1,024 MB),
running VPC 6.1 and Win2K, and it's so dang slow I just refuse to use
it at all. I will say that it is much much much more stable than VPC 4
and 5, though. I can't tell if that's Win2K being more stable or OS X
being more stable. If it weren't so damn slow, it would be a great
deal. If VPC 5 worked natively under OS X I would switch back
immediately. (BTW, if I'm wrong on the VPC 5 and OS X thing, please let
me know.) So as far as XP is concerned, I would have to say "no."

It's a shame, too, you know? I mean, if VPC 4 and 5 runs OK on a G3,
why wouldn't VPC 6.*? I mean, why does every new upgrade for every
application require you to have a brand new ultra-fast computer? This
is my rant, I know, but it's damn frustrating.

My two cents,
Beck

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Buffy: Uh, you know I meant to, and then I just got really busy.

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Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by a_temp_add » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 20:48:23

> If VPC 5 worked natively under OS X I would switch back

VP5 does work natively under OSX.. if remeber there are two
installers on the disk one for
9 and one for OSX...

With 10.3 your Mac will become unsupported (officially) so good excuse
for a nice shiny G5

which of course won't run VPC at all!!!

Grrrrrr

:-D
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by Becky Cart » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 01:13:33

Wow. That is excellent. Thanks, Beenie. Does VPC5 run any faster on a
G3 than VPC6 does, would you know by chance?

Cheers,
Beck

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--
Conservative Girl: Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior?
Buffy: Uh, you know I meant to, and then I just got really busy.

--BTVS, "The Freshman"
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by Z » Sat, 18 Oct 2003 06:59:14

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It runs faster on a G4, so presumably on a G3 as well. VPC5, that is.
VPC6 is godawful.
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by doesnt.wor » Sat, 18 Oct 2003 15:07:35


Godawful?
--
Per Erik Rne
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by Z » Sun, 19 Oct 2003 02:00:14

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That is to say, it sucks.
 
 
 

Virtual PC 6.1 on G3 mac - feasible?

Post by doesnt.wor » Sun, 19 Oct 2003 04:30:53


Not in my experience. Though it is correct that it runs slower than a
modern non-virtual PC it runs fast enough to be usable. Even in XP Pro -
which I've just installed on VPC 6.0.

Actually, Windows 3.1, NT, 2000 Pro and XP Pro are the only Windows that
can recognize a double-click from a button assigned for that [Kensington
Expert Mouse Pro trackball with 11 buttons]. Windows 95 can't do it
unless you boot into pre-X and Windows 98 is the overall slowest
Windows.
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Per Erik Rne