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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hello everyone

wanted to see if i can run bootcamp on my computer. specks below.
and if not do you have any suggestions of what the best program to use is for this machine.

thank you in advance.
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Machine Name: Power Mac G5
Machine Model: PowerMac11,2
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1
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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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Bootcamp requires an Intel Mac.

If you're running a G5 Mac that means that you have a Motorola - not Intel - CPU powering your device and Boot Camp won't work for you:

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Apple's Boot Camp software, included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, lets you install and use Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications on your Intel-based Mac.

System requirements

To use Boot Camp with Mac OS X 10.5 you need the following:

An Intel-based Mac
A Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installation disc. This can be either a Mac OS X Leopard disc included with a purchased copy of Leopard, or a Mac OS X Install Disc 1 from a Mac that had Leopard preinstalled
A USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and trackpad
At least 10 GB of free space on the disk you’re installing on (for Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications)
Boot Camp Assistant, which is installed by Leopard in (/Applications/Utilities/)
As well as Microsoft Windows:

An authentic, 32-bit Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 disc
or
An authentic, 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate disc
or
With some Mac Pro or MacBook Pro computers, an authentic, 64-bit Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate disc
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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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Bootcamp requires an Intel Mac.

If you're running a G5 Mac that means that you have a Motorola - not Intel - CPU powering your device and Boot Camp won't work for you:


thank you Sinc

Do you have any suggestions of any other good programs for me to run Pc.
I heard of Virtual PC? not sure if you know of a better one?

Thank you in advance
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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #4
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anyone have any suggestions?

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Old Nov 18th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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I don't have (or know much) about the old Macs but I think Virtual Box may work.
VirtualBox

Edit: After looking at the site, I'm beginning to doubt myself.
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I tried Virtual PC years ago and it was terrible. Maybe someone else will chime in here as I know I have read before that some here do use it.

Best advice? Trade up to an Intel Mac with Leopard, a no hassle sure thing for running Windows.
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I tried Virtual PC years ago and it was terrible. Maybe someone else will chime in here as I know I have read before that some here do use it.

Best advice? Trade up to an Intel Mac with Leopard, a no hassle sure thing for running Windows.
Yep. Get A Intel! Best Thing You'll Ever Upgrade To!
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Bootcamp requires an Intel Mac.

If you're running a G5 Mac that means that you have a Motorola - not Intel - CPU powering your device and Boot Camp won't work for you:
I thought the G5 was from IBM, not Motorola
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Yep. Get A Intel! Best Thing You'll Ever Upgrade To!
I heard Snow Leopard was coming out in January 2009? Might want to wait.

My mistake, it's June 2009.
Mac OS X v10.6 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I thought the G5 was from IBM, not Motorola
My mistake. It was indeed IBM.
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