Installing Windows in my PowerPC iBook running OSX Leopard

I don’t have my Intel Mac any more,  Until I finally get around to upgrading this iBook to an Intel based mac I can’t use programs like Parraels or VMware Fusion to run Linux or Windows operating systems on my mac.

I need to test my pages in Microsoft Internet Explorer,  and with out having a dedicated Windows machine for that one purpose I could not,  Until I came across Q.  

Q Emulator Q-0.9.0a89  is a free port of QEMU for OS X, that allows you to run Linux, most versions of Windows and many other operating systems on your Mac.

With the release of Intel based Macs, there have been several applications developed for running Windows on your Mac, with Parallel Desktop and Boot Camp being the most popular. Q emulator (QEMU) is a free alternativeapplication, that takes advantage of OS X most advanced technologies like openGL and CoreAudio.



  • Runs On Panther, Tiger And Leopard
  • Runs in Intel or PowerPC Mac’s
  • Switch Between Any Guest Computers
  • Restart A Guest Computer At Any Time
  • Exchange Files Between Host And Guest Computers
  • Import/Export Guest As Executable Packages
  • Supports Toolbar In Full Screen Mode Now
  • Much More
You Need a copy of the Operating system you wish to install,  In my case Microsoft Windows XP SP3.
Installation was easy as,  Insert the Windows dick in to my mac,  open Q,  Select the Guest PC Menu -> New Guest PC.  And Install like any other Windows installation,  Slow and sluggish..  It took quite a while on my machine,  But I  was using it the whole time while installing it in the background.
It runs well once it is all installed,  It will run at the same resolution as your current system with Shard Ram and video.
I’m running it now to write this and luckily or not,  I still havn’t got the Blue Screen of Death (yet). 
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