Mac Tip: Run Windows on OS X without Parallels
Here’s one great Mac tip, I’ve stumbled upon. If you wanted to run Windows on OS X, you need another app that let’s you do so. And commonly and commercially, it’s Parallels. However, it’s hefty $80 price tag can be quite pricey especially when all you wanted is to run Windows on OS X.
Here’s a Parallels alternative – Q. It’s open source therefore it’s free!
Run Windows, Linux and a lot more Systems on your Mac. Q is a feature packed cocoa port of QEMU: Switch fast between guest PCs. Save and restart guest PCs at any stage. Easily exchange Files between Host and Guest. Q makes use of OS X most advanced technologies like openGL, quartz and coreaudio to accelerate your experience with your guest PC. Please remember: At the present state, QEMU is still considered ALPHA software.
Parallels would still hold some advantages but Q gets the job done. Yeah, it can run Vista!
Must… get… a… new… Mac…!
February 17, 2007 Saturday at 5:04 pm