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Changing Operating System


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fejay

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I have a desktop pc and was given an apple laptop. Is it possible to change the laptop's operating system to windows? I want to be able to take files from my desktop and work on them on the laptop. Any suggestions as to what I should do?

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Apple/Macintosh hardware is of a completely different design making running OSes build for I386 hardware on them NATIVELY impossible. There are some emulators you could use but I assume, like any other emulator, some performance/processor power is lost in the switch.

http://www.macwindow...m/emulator.html
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You can try another unix or linux based OS i think, alot of them are very similar to windows.
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i found these somewhere else:

"You can't open unless you have an x86 emulator. There is VPC which is best but also most expensive one. Take a look at this:
http://macosx.com/fo...ead.php?t=30652
and there is also Wintel:
[url="http://macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36477""]http://macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36477"[/url]

and

"It probably won't be available for quite some time but check out darwine on sourceforge.net . They're working on a way to open windows files on mac. Without an emulator. Here's the link [url="http://darwine.opendarwin.org/""]http://darwine.opendarwin.org/"[/url]


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