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Old 02-23-2006, 02:20 PM
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Desk top dyno for apple?

Does anybody know if there is a desk top dyno for apple comps.
Or am i need to buy a p.c. for this.
Or are there programs to run desk top on a apple.
I am not a computer genius so maybe this is a stupid question.

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Old 02-23-2006, 02:34 PM
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Not a stupid question.

No there isn't a Desk-Top Dyno for the Apple Macintosh computers. I did find one very expensive engine simulation for the Mac a few years ago, but I didn't care for the price.

I am running Virtual PC on my Mac and am using DD on it that way. What particular Mac do you have? I may be able to help you set it up.


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Old 02-23-2006, 02:51 PM
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I got to thinkin, if linux has WINE (runs windows programs) apple should have something.....did a search and found this on apple's site...

http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc/ i think that says it allows windows programs to run on apple...

Virtual PC 7 System Requirements

Mac OS X v 10.2.8 or later; Mac OS X v 10.3 for G5 compatibility
Mac with PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor only — native models, no upgrades
Minimum 700 MHz or greater
1024 x 768 display
3GB free hard disk space



quote from a different webite about virtual pc..
"Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac
Virtual PC for Mac emulates an Intel-type processor and turns a Mac into a virtual Windows machine that allows you to access PC-only software, files, networks and devices. Processor emulation is CPU intensive on the client Mac and trades off some performance for convenience, flexibility and a potentially rich feature set. Virtual PC 7 is compatible with the Mac G5 processor and Mac OS X version 10.3 (Panther) and is included with the Professional Edition of Microsoft Office for Mac.

Key features of Virtual PC 7 for Mac include:

Share Folders and Removable Media
You can share folders and other media between Windows and Mac and you can save files in a folder on your Mac and retrieve them from within Windows.

Use Both Mac and PC Peripherals
You can use a variety of PC and Mac peripherals including printers, external drives and more, even if they were designed for use exclusively with a PC.

Cut and Paste Between Platforms
Virtual PC 7 and your Mac share the same clipboard, making it easy to copy and paste between Windows and Mac programs.

Fast Save
You can shut down your virtual PC in one easy step and easily relaunch from where you left off.

Zero Configuration Printing
For Panther users (Mac OS X version 10.3), Virtual PC 7 eliminates the need to download special printer drivers. You can click Print and tap into the same printing functionality and drivers used by your Mac OS. " taken from
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While I am running an older iMac with OS 9, I am very happy with the performance of Virtual PC4 on it.

The newer G5 Macs should be quite capable of using Virtual PC7 at decent speeds.

The new Intel-powered Macs don't have a VPC product yet.

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O my god , I did ask a question.
And now i am really confused.
The thing i now is the apple is a Imac G5 os X (my girlfriend told me)
When she has the time she will look in to it, I really only know how to turn it on and off and type a message.
But i am trying to learn.

Please keep me posted and thanks already Tom and Elky

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Old 02-24-2006, 08:16 AM
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Should handle VPC well

Yep, your machine should work just fine with Virtual PC. You'll want to make sure you OS is compatible, but I wouldn't think that'd be an issue.

The other thing to note is that Virtual PC loves memory so you may run into issues with performance of Windows and Dyno Desktop if your iMac is on the low end for RAM.

Machine shop tom may be able to answer this better than I as I haven't used Virtual PC in quite sometime(and really don't remember). But I believe you'll need to install the windows OS in addition to virtual PC, correct?

SO in fact you need a system that can run the Mac's OS X, the guest Windows Operating System, AND then the Dyno Desktop.

Might sound complex but isn't and really as long as you have at least 512 MB of RAM as a minimum, that should probably work well enough to get you by.

Edit: Got to thinking too and it might be worth mentioning that this could be a spendy solution as well. You'd have to buy Virtual PC, the Windows OS (if required) and then buy Dyno Desktop software (not sure how much that'd run you). I think you can get Virtual PC bundled with the Windows OS for right around $200 new.

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You can get VPC with several Windows OSs.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc/

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