[rescue] need a cheap windows laptop

Arthur Wouk awouk at nilenet.com
Fri Jul 1 13:01:20 CDT 2005


:Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 17:17:28 +0000
:From: Brian Howe <bwhowe at gmail.com>
:Subject: Re: [rescue] need a cheap windows laptop
:Isn't there a program for OS-X that allows you to run Windows in an
:emulated mode, like vmware? I think it is called Virtual PC, but I
:could be wrong.

runs very slowly on the mac. she has a 400mhz cpu. would need at
least a 1.2ghz cpu to run at a reasonable speed (circa $250 with
no guarantee it will work with future os releases), plus virtual pc
at about $200, plus a release of windows (another  $100).

not cost effective. a cheap headless windows tower would work,
but that still has higher costs (windows xp is the first headless
os from m$oft - must pay for that, though i have a 98se set
of cds lying around). also space is a problem. a laptop seems right
for this task. 

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