Guest PC
Guest PC 1.9.7
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Guest PC is a Mac OS X application that allows you to easily create and manage virtual x86 computer on your Mac. You can install Windows operating system and access applications available only for Windows compatible computers.
What's New
Version 1.9.7:

Bug Fixes

  • Occasional crashes on Guest PC load with no network
  • Inability downloading maps to the Garmin GPS
Enhancements
  • Better networking
  • Better stability and compatibility
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • Guest PC serial number



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Guest PC User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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GreGorGy tipped on 16 Nov 2006
I have been a user since BlueLabel for classic. Guest PC has grown up since then. I registered at ver 1.0 and have watched it improve by leaps and bounds. For PDA users: This works! Other emulators just do not! Make sure that your OS is at its highest update level (for me, SP 4 on Win2K) and ActiveSync installs and works without problems, making the USB addition well worth every cent!

If you have a DVD-R, make an occasional DVD backup of the Guest PC data files for each OS - well worth the trouble, given 'doze issues with life!

Indispensable software!
[Version 1.9.7]


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+3

Mac0852 reviewed on 14 Jul 2006
A brilliant app that is so easy to use, reasonably fast and very handy! Guest PC now has support for USB devices, but I couldn't get it to work (will try again). So far no bugs or problems with it, cheap and effective, the only real downside is that you have to install XP onto it, which does take a (long) while. Overall a great product!
[Version 1.9.5]


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D9 commented on 06 Jun 2006
This seems to have become the odd man out (along w/ Virtual PC) with Boot Camp and Parallels taking the forefront of the new Intel-based Macs. While one might slightly see how Microsoft would consider updating VPC for the MacTels, I don't see the point for the Guest PC folks...too much, too late.

Of course, it will be some time before the PowerPCs disappear so the need remains in the present but there seems no future for it.

Side note: Parallels is sooooo much faster on my MacBook than Virtual PC was on my previous iBook G4 (and that's fat XP vs. lean 2000)
[Version 1.9.3]

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Mu5ti replied on 27 Jun 2006
Guess what Sherlock...80% of Mac users still use G4 and below processors. How sad it is, ain't it?
You new breed of Intel switchers make me sick.
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Mike Ratt replied on 27 Jun 2006
PPC RIP
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ShotgunWeddings replied on 17 Aug 2006
There seems to be a split on opinions about a few things.

First Apples's CPU History Briefly:

6802 -> 6816 -> 68000 -> 68050 -> PPC 601 -> PPC G3 -> PPC G4 -> PPC G5 -> INTEL

Apple's seen many lines come & go, the new MacIntel's are just the lastest evolution since Motorola failed to give Apple anything better.

In the future, once all the problems have started smoothing out, I will most likely purchase a new MacIntel.

Not for MS Windows & MS Dos, but because it's a Mac running OSX!

And until I do, Guest PC is a good viable alternative for the rare occasions I need use to MicroGarbage software.
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+2
warlock7 commented on 10 May 2006
Does it support video cards?
[Version 1.9]


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-5
BrettD commented on 10 May 2006
$70 for what Qemu (Q Project) does for free? No thanks...
[Version 1.9]

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+1
nivenh replied on 10 May 2006
err.. try Q or Qemu, then try this. this is infinitely easier to use, as just works lightyears better than Q/Qemu.

Its also not in a constant beta phase, and has good support behind it.

Please don't post rubbish. If you want to complain, complain about SOMETHING, other than its not free like some pet hobby project.

I'll get the ball rolling. When can we expect Intel mac support?
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+33
zaph replied on 06 Jun 2006
While Q is a GPL project, whether it's "free" only depends on whether you are prepared to donate to the project or not. Without contributions, it's likely to die too.
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+1
Tata commented on 28 Mar 2006
If V1.8 works with Garman's MapSource software communicating with a USB Etrex Legend GPS then they've got a sale.

Doesn't look like there is a demo.... Can anyone confirm the above.
[Version 1.8]

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Chris K commented on 01 Apr 2006
hi
If you ever wonder whether you can run Garmin's MapSource on Guest PC, the answer is - YES, YOU CAN.
PowerMac G5, Mac OSX Tiger, latest version, Guest PC 1.8, Windows XP SP2. I have uploaded City Navigator 7 into my Garmin Nuvi 350.

Here's how.
If you have Guest PC, make sure it's version 1.8, it supports USB ports for the first time.

Install MapSource, make sure to upgrade it to the latest version, download it from Garmin's website - that's important because MapSource doesn't recognize Nuvi - only the SD card in it's slot and the upload doesn't work. Also update your GPS unit firmware.

Connect your GPS receiver via USB port on your Mac - no serial adapters needed. Let your GPS register as an USB drive - be patient as it may take longer than on a PC. If you have SD card in your device, you should see two additional drives.

Once it's ready, you may start uploading the maps. However, it it will take much longer compared to a PC. Especially indexing files and building maps. Remember, this is emulation. However, transfer was rather quick.
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Tata replied on 01 Apr 2006
Hey Cool Thanks
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Chris K commented on 04 Apr 2006
One more thing with some Garmin units and some PC, virtual (on a MAC) or real beige boxes.
Make sure you connect your GPS to a USB port which is directly on a motherboard/logic board. USB hubs or USB's on expansion cards may not work.
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-1

Riechert reviewed on 05 Feb 2006
At first I was very sceptically, when i bought Guest PC. I have VPC 7.02 installed on various computers, on iMac G5 1.8 GHZ, Titanium G4 400 GHZ and on 3 beige Power PC , two with Powerlogix 1 GHZ Upgrade Cards and one with a Sonnet G4 Upgrade Card.Mac Os was 10.4.4 and 10.3.9. VPC shows an acceptable speed with Windows 98 on all computers, but Windows XP was slow.
I installed Guest PC on all five computers and I was very surprised. The installation was easy and fast. Guest PC is faster on all computers with Windows 98 and Windows XP. It is stable and cheep. Perhaps some more features could be available in Guest PC.
Generally i can highly recommend Guest PC and there seems to be no reason to prefer VPC.
[Version 1.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2005
This is slow it emulates and thats the problem.
Its like i'm on a p3-533Mhz my tests tell me, and yet i'm on a new dual core G5

Tisk Tisk emulations suck..just make this damn thing boot like real windows does
[Version 1.7]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
And how would you expect to run Windows on your dual core G5 without an emulation? I haven't used this yet (because I use Qemu) and though Qemu isn't screaming fast on my 1.6 G5 PowerMac, its usable. Another thing, this program may not support multiple threads on multiple CPU (cores) to achieve its emulation... so your extra core(s) may be being wasted while running this.
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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
Holy crap, who wrote this review?
A 14 yr old kid??
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+8
Saggis replied on 29 Nov 2005
haha ah well this guy was probably dreaming
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nicer (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2006
Me gustaria el Guest PC
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2005
Oh, and that goes for ambiguous on-screen instructions too - it said "Post a reply" and my post below was supposed to be a reply to a comment on the post further down (which was about speed relative to Virtual PC) and not a post here, dammit...
[Version 1.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2005
That's a shame - ambiguous punctuation is nobody's friend.
[Version 1.7]


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monkeyscan had trouble on 27 Jun 2006
when i download it, and try to expand it, some bull crap comes up and says it's damaged or something.
[Version 1.9.5]


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Version Downloads:15,715
Type:Utilities : System
License:Updater
Date:24 Oct 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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