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What do I need to buy in order to run IBM windows programs

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What do I need to buy in order to run IBM windows programs like excel and word on my Mac Mini
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Do you actually need to run in Windows, or are you just needing Microsoft Office, word, excel, and powerpoint?

Daniel
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I actually need to run windows
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.
Are you running a G4 Mac Mini or an Intel?

Can you give me some information from your computer.

Apple Menu>About this Macintosh

what Operating System version are you running.

Click on the More Info button then give me the Hardware informtion.

Thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I'm running Mac OS X
Version 10.4.11
1.42 GHz PowerPC G4
512 MB DDR SDRAM
Machine Model Power Mac 10.1
Single CPU 1.42 Ghz speed
Memory 512 MB
Bus speed 167 MHz

Will this do it?
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.
I've not been able to find any of the new software that will work. Parallels only works on a Intel Mac and Boot Camp only works on Leopard OS X 10.5.

I'm going to opt out of this question to see if someone else know more about the virtual PC applications that are out there.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the input. Hopefully somebody will come up with an option.

Thanks Heaps,
Customer
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 5 years ago.
Virtual PC is the only way to run PC program on a G4 Mac Mini but it is stinky slow. It will work if you can only do it that way. I think I have a copy on hand. But if it were me I'd buy a used PC. You could use Remote Access on your Mac Mini to get to your PC if you didn't want two computers on your desk.
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