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I want to run windows 98 or xp on a mac os x 10.2.8

I have a small software application that I want to run on an older mac with os x 10.2.8 (G3 400mHz 320mb). How can I run windows xp or 98 on this mac? I'm looking for a free installation if possible. Any help will be appreciated

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Virtual PC

In reply to: I want to run windows 98 or xp on a mac os x 10.2.8

You would need Microsoft's Virtual PC with a legitimate copy of Windows. Although with only 320MB of RAM and a 400 Mhz G3, you would be below the requirements to run it and Virtual PC was also discontinued a few years ago. So, you're pretty much out of luck.

Have you looked for a Mac version of the app?

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Thanks for the response

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No I didn't look for the Mac version of the software. I was just evaluating my options before going shopping, if I had to, which now seems inevitable.

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