Can I use any of my windows programs

February 20, 2011 at 09:33:25
Specs: 500 mhz, 256
I just bought my first Apple computer on ebay it is an Apple IMac G3 M5521 Desktop. It's operating system was removed so I also bought the Disks for it on ebay also. Waiting for the disk to come.Also bought the airport card for it on ebay. My question is does any of the windows programs work in my Apple once I have the operating disk loaded?

See More: Can I use any of my windows programs

Report •

#1
February 20, 2011 at 09:39:45
None of your Windows programs will work on your Mac. BTW, I hope that you bought the correct OS disks - the ones for sale on eBay tend to be for specific machines.

Report •

#2
February 20, 2011 at 11:06:40
There are 9 disks.I sure hope I ordered the right one.
I always bought Dell but saw this Apple really cheap and so I thought I would try it. My Dells all still work, and are in good condition. Just wanted to see what the difference between windows and Apple was.

Report •

#3
February 20, 2011 at 11:08:07
I hope you done the homework, you will likely need OS X 10.4

You appaer to have an iMAC G3, though M5521 covers the range ?

http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-ma...

Please look at response 3 in this thread for some pointers.

http://www.computing.net/answers/ma...

Regarding you original question, Windows is designed to work with X86 CPU, whereas the Mac has a PPC CPU,

Do you live in UK and does the Mac have a DVD drive ?


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
February 20, 2011 at 11:15:45
There are emulators to run Windows Software on OS X

http://www.codeweavers.com/products...

http://www.parallels.com/uk/product...

http://www.winehq.org/

OS X is based off BSD Unix


Report •

#5
February 20, 2011 at 12:18:04
A Windows emulator running on a G3 Mac will be marginally faster than a snail. Stick with Mac software and don't go for a version of OS X greater than 10.4.

Report •

#6
February 20, 2011 at 12:21:58
iJack OS X 10.4 is the highest a G3 iMac 500mhz Firewire can go..........................

Report •

#7
February 20, 2011 at 23:51:42
Yes. Hence my recommendation not to try a higher version.

Report •

#8
February 21, 2011 at 11:45:25
I live in Indiana USA. No it does not have a DVD drive only CD , but I have been looking at getting a DVD external drive.

Report •

Ask Question