Q emulator
Q emulator 0.9.0a89
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Feature-packed Cocoa port of QEMU.   Free
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Q emulator is a feature-packed Cocoa port of QEMU: Run Linux, Windows, and other systems on your Mac.

Switch fast between guest PCs. Save and restart guest PCs at any stage. Easily exchange Files between Host and Guest. Q emulator makes use of OS X most advanced technologies like openGL and CoreAudio to accelerate your experience with your guest PC. Please remember, at the present state, QEMU is still considered Alpha software.
What's New
Version 0.9.0a89:
  • flashdrive: import/export Guests as executable pakages… send a guest-pc to a friend - he needs no programm installed to run it (cordney*)
  • Quartz support with faster selective drawing code: faster video output, as no unneeded screenregions are updated (mike)
  • toolbar in fullscreen: have handy functions ready with "cmd-b" (cordney*)
  • network and firewall settings tabs: routing ports was never easier (cordney*)
  • German, French and Polish translation (Katios, Krzysztof)
  • new icons: we now have micro-, fullscreen- and toolbaricons (andy)
  • animated windowcycling: change between fullscreen guests as you would expect (mike)
  • bootorder that supports multiple bootdrives
  • tons of bugfixes
Version 0.9.0a89:
  • flashdrive: import/export Guests as executable pakages… send a guest-pc to a friend - he needs no programm installed to run it (cordney*)
  • Quartz support with faster selective drawing code: faster video output, as no unneeded screenregions are updated (mike)
  • toolbar in fullscreen: have handy functions ready with "cmd-b" (cordney*)
  • network and more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.3 or later



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Tahitibub reviewed on 26 May 2013
There is a new website for this software :
http://www.kju-app.org/

Latest revision is Q-0.9.1d118
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Mr.-D. reviewed on 06 Jul 2012
I cannot get a successful install of XP running on my G5 with this software. If I could find a place to get VPC 2007 I would.
Program has crapped out on me at ALL stages of the XP install process - its not XP that hangs either. I have to force quit the app then restart the machine, because the window the VM is running in never goes away after a force quit.
I have a G5 and for various reasons it would benefit me to have a copy of XP running (or vista or win7) on this box, but I cant get it to run with any kind of stability at all. I don't care how slow it is, just need it to work. Very disappointed.
I have a Wintel box so please don't flame me about that. I like the PPC machines... call me a dinosaur if you will. Took me YEARS to upgrade past the 68k series macs.
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Dalahast commented on 26 May 2010
Is this ever going to be updated?
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Springheelmac replied on 28 May 2010
Go to the developer's site via the link above. They have version 0.9.1 something there. For some reason they aren't updating on MacUpdate.
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Negritude replied on 14 Oct 2010
0.9.0 is the latest release version, while 0.9.1 is a nightly, so they haven't updated the listing for a reason.
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IDK reviewed on 27 May 2009
Works very well especially running linux. Very safe to use as well.
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AntonioHuanchaco reviewed on 07 Feb 2009
five stars
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AntonioHuanchaco commented on 07 Feb 2009
Works Fine with my macbook intel...good job!
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AntonioHuanchaco replied on 07 Feb 2009
Version Q-0.9.1d118
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roylsaintp commented on 27 Aug 2008
this Q is not working for me at all, am running a G5. can anyone suggest another platform to run win software on a mac seamlessly download without fees.
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ThreeDee912 reviewed on 22 Aug 2007
Very slow on my G4, but that's to be expected. Successfully installed Win2000 and Ubuntu.
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sonogirl replied on 06 Feb 2012
Hi
I have a G4 PPC and I downloaded this. Now my question is how do I get Windows installed? Can I just download it from a site or do I need CD?
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Tomis reviewed on 17 Jul 2006
Surprisingly, VirtualPC 5 on a 1GHz G4 iBook noticably outperforms Q on a 2Ghz iMac G5 , both running a fresh instal of Windows 98

I didn't do any benchmarking. I'm going purely based on how fast it feels.

Performance problems aside, it does exactly what it says. It does it easier than the other free PC emulation software, and hey it's free!

I'd like to see performance optimizations for the Intel emulation on PowerPCs but the Qemu team is probably focusing on getting intel virtualization working now.

A great overall product, it shows a lot of promise!
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macusr commented on 29 Mar 2006
While I was waiting to get VPC, I used Q. It's easy to set up, but it was slow. It was good for an emulation, but I wouldn't recommend this for everyday work use. Maybe just for that .doc file or a small DOS game. Maybe on the G5s and Intels it runs better, but on my G4, VPC is much faster.
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Umaromc replied on 10 Apr 2006
For the .doc files I'd recommend the OS X-native NeoOffice.
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jslmg replied on 11 Apr 2006
Actually, no emulator of any kind is needed on a Mac for .doc files. Yes, NeoOffice, clunky and resource-hungry as it is, is one option. AppleWorks works just fine, and is fast too. It saves any document you can later open in MS Word should you so desire. If you're using Mac, why not just use what's already there? Test it out...It's a lot of more cross-platform than you might think, and no emulator needed.
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domino88 had trouble on 21 Apr 2006
I have installed WinXP SP2 and I can't seems to get the wireless working on Windows. Any suggestion? Have I done anything wrong?

I have set my router to DHCP, it works on my PowerBook.
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kraized had trouble on 29 Mar 2006
What do I need to get this run from an XPSP2 CD? I can't seem to get it too boot.
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MICATO rated on 25 Apr 2012

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Version Downloads:352,625
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:23 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Q emulator is a feature-packed Cocoa port of QEMU: Run Linux, Windows, and other systems on your Mac.

Switch fast between guest PCs. Save and restart guest PCs at any stage. Easily exchange Files between Host and Guest. Q emulator makes use of OS X most advanced technologies like openGL and CoreAudio to accelerate your experience with your guest PC. Please remember, at the present state, QEMU is still considered Alpha software.


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