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windows emulation software on a macintosh

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I am looking for a method to run windows based programs that require a windows95/98 pentium based os on a macintosh, is there any software available that will do this.  The softwares minimum requirements are windows 95/98 and a pentium > 90 mhz.
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by:gearbox111798
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What speed mac will this run on?
What version MacOS?
Will the Windows software require network access?
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as long as youve got a fast enough mac (8600/300 or higher) you can run either Virtual PC or Insignias SoftPC. Either will run Windows 95/98 with decent speeds. In fact i run the PC version of Starcraft on my mac under VPC and the speeds are quite decent. I recommend VPC over SoftPC just because im a loyal kinda guy. Anyway VPC is made by Connectix and can be found at their website.
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by:Osiris010898
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1. stick with Virtual PC, its way better/faster than SoftPC.
2. get a G3, VirtualPC runs faster on my 266mghz G3mac, than normal Windows95 running on my Pentium II 233mghz wintelbox!
3. or get a OrangePC- PCI pentium card, that works with any pci based mac, costs around $499.runs faster than "emulated" Win95
this way you truly have "Universal computer"
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by:Osiris010898
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1. stick with Virtual PC, its way better/faster than SoftPC.
2. get a G3, VirtualPC runs faster on my 266mghz G3mac, than normal Windows95 running on my Pentium II 233mghz wintelbox!
3. or get a OrangePC- PCI pentium card, that works with any pci based mac, costs around $499.runs faster than "emulated" Win95
this way you truly have a "Universal computer"
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