Can I install Windows (and if so, which one) on my Power Mac G5 tower? I know the maximum Mac OSX that can be installed is Leopard as I think, so it would be better to run some windows on it. Do you know which one can I install, and what is the maximum version of Windows for it? Thanks guys!

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Virtual PC was a software emulator for creating & running Windows virtual machines on Mac systems using the PPC architecture. If you can find it, it'll do what you want albeit at a glacial level of response.


No version of Windows can be installed on a PowerPC platform. Windows was never compiled for the RISC architecture.

However, you can install FreeBSD. I successfully installed FreeBSD on an XServe G4 (using a USB flash disk).

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