OpenOSX: Run Windows(R) on Mac OS X with OpenOSX WinTel(TM) Native on Intel(R) Macs

WinTel boots Windows® XP in about half a minute and Windows 98 in seconds on the 2 GHz Intel® Duo iMac (with the stock 512 MB of RAM)!Microsoft® Windows XP is now a recommended guest operating system*WinTel™ allows host operating systems (and applications) such as Microsoft® Windows to run in a protected, virtual environment in a window on Mac OS X. Now with the included “Qemu“, the instructions may be dynamically translated, drastically enhancing performance, especially on the Intel Macintoshes over our previous versions based on “Bochs”.WinTel is our popular Cocoa graphical user interface used to control the included powerful underlying open-source “Qemu” x86 virtualization/emulation software. We now include both PowerPC and Intel (G4, G5, and Intel) optimized binaries.

We have successfully tested this version of WinTel/Qemu running Microsoft® Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows XP Professional and Ubuntu™ Linux 5.1.0, in addition to the included ten ready-to-use operating systems (see below).

WinTel now features zero-configuration network support for Windows XP and offers limited support for the following: “Sound Blaster” compatible card, USB, and 32-bit color SVGA Video. Your Mac OS X home folder is available in a Windows guest via Samba and files may also be readily transferred between the guest and host operating systems.

A CD-ROM drive is supported and floppy disk support may be achieved by creating a disk image with Apple’s Disk Utility software. The Finder may be used to transfer data between the guest operating system and the host Mac OS X operating system. Special thanks to Gwenolé Beauchesne for his excellent Intel port of Fabrice Bellard’s fast Qemu opensource virtual machine.

We have developed a tutorial for installing Windows XP at WinTel XP Tutorial, we have a tutorial for installing Windows 98 at WinTel 98 Tutorial and a tutorial for installing Windows 95 at WinTel 95 Tutorial. Note that for the use of XP we recommend an
Intel-based Mac or a fast G5. Our guest Windows operating system of choice is Windows XP on the Intel Macintoshes and Windows 98 on PPC mainly due to the substantially longer boot times required for XP compared to 98.
Our WinTel product includes the following separate disk images with 10 different popular open-source x86 operating systems pre-installed: FreeBSD Red Hat™ Linux OS GNU Hurd MuLinux FreeDos PicoBSD Minix NetBSD Debian™ Linux DLX LinuxOur exclusive smart “Universal-Binary” is fully-compatible and optimized for Intel Duo MacsPowerMac G5s and PowerMac G4s, with more optimizations under development.

Thanks to Mac OS X’s advanced architecture, multiple G4/G5 CPUs can be utilized and emulated as a single powerful Pentium® processor or as dual Pentium Processors. Mac OS X is a true chameleon of operating systems, users may now run a long list of operating systems within it: Mac OS 9, Windows 95/98/2K/NT, DOS, Linux, Unix, BSD, etc. software, seamlessly and on your Mac today.

Just drag WinTel to the location of your choice to start enjoying OpenOSX WinTel 2.1.3 with fully configured Qemu 0.8.0 with ready-to-use disk images of various x86 operating systems. Note that commercial operating systems such as Windows® are not included which you must provide your own license to use. We recommend a G5, Intel Macs are ideal. You may be able to play simple Windows (not full screen immersive 3D games) on the Intel Macintoshes. CPU intensive games/software are not recommended for non-Intel Macs, please see our WinTel FAQ. Features at a glance:• Full Pentium® Emulation
• Ready-to-use operating systems including Redhat® Linux, FreeDos, FreeBSD, etc.
• Install your choice of Pentium based software
• Easy-to-use graphical user configuration
• Tested with Ubuntu 5.1.0, Microsoft® Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP (We recommend 98 on PPC, XP on Intel Macintoshes)
• Mac OS X Native, Universal Binary, accelerated for G4, G5 and Intel ProcessorsPlease take a look at our Screenshot Gallery or Wintel 98 Tutorial to see WinTel in action.

Mac OS 10.4 or later required. Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
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**Note: this movie was created with “Snapz Pro” on the same machine for a small performance loss. Imaged at 10 frames per second, with the stock 512MB of RAM.*Windows XP is recommended on the Intel Macintoshes; we still recommend 98 for PPC MacintoshesOpenOSX is a trademark owned by OpenOSX, Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc, Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest, Inc, Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds, Microsoft and VirtualPC are registered trademarks of Microsoft Inc., Ubuntu are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd., all other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

The software on this CD is distributed under the GNU General Public License and the OpenOSX WinTel License.