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Macintosh and Windows

A few years ago there were several cross-platform emulation systems that let you run Windows on a Macintosh computer and several that let you run the MacOS on Windows. The pickings have gotten pretty slim in both categories, but you still have some options.

First, Microsoft Virtual PC for Macintosh lets you run Intel-based operating systems on the Mac, pretty credibly. That means your Mac can run MS-DOS, Windows XP, and Linux. Because Mac OS-X makes it is a snap to copy files to Windows-formatted floppies and to share files over a Windows network, you don't need an emulator just for file transfer anymore. But, an emulator can be a workable alternative to having two computers on your desk or giving up your Mac.


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