[OT] Who still uses a Mac PPC?

Bill Marriott wjm at wjm.org
Thu Aug 27 09:04:54 EDT 2009


I wouldn't try to run Win98 on bare-metal new hardware, as there are likely 
to be new devices (including motherboard/chipset drivers) which Win98 
doesn't know about. But within Virtual PC 2007 and at least VMWare it runs 
perfectly. I haven't tried to run it under Parallels. Also, be sure you are 
trying to install a "pure" Win98, not an OEM-branded distribution, as those 
are often highly customized for the particular hardware they are provided 
with.

Specific cases of trouble aside, it *does* work generally, and it's really 
great to have the ability to have multiple machines-within-machines running 
at near 100% performance with support for virtualization in modern CPUs. The 
inability to run Mac OS within a virtualized environment is a huge 
disadvantage for developers.


"Bob Sneidar" <bobs at twft.com> wrote in message 
news:49CA2471-A5F1-4D8F-BF1D-5D2A184AF6BA at twft.com...
> Really? Maybe it's better now, but when I tried to install it in 
> parallels I could not get it to work in spite of all the help and docs 
> that described how you could. Further, we had to abandon an old air 
> conditioning control system because it ran as a DOS Shell and we  couldn't 
> install 98 on any new laptops or towers from Dell.
>
> Bob Sneidar
> IT Manager
> Calvary Chapel CM
> Sent from iPhone
>
> On Aug 26, 2009, at 14:41, William Marriott 
> <wjm at wjm.org> wrote:
>
>> Which unlike Mac OS, you can still run on even the latest hardware  and 
>> software (Core i7, Windows 7 64-bit) in a wholly supported, high- 
>> performance way via Virtual PC 2007 (and several other VM products).
>>
>>
>> Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>> Reminds me of Windows 98; which, if you are a Windows fan, was a  fairly
>>> high point.
>>
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