Q

Version: 0.9.0 || Release Date: 2007-08-22 || License: Freeware App Owner: sds

Visualization software - can run Windows, Linux and a lot more Systems on your Mac. Q is a feature packed cocoa port of QEMU: Switch fast between guest PCs. Save and restart guest PCs at any stage. Easily exchange Files between Host and Guest. Q makes use of OS X most advanced technologies like openGL, quartz and coreaudio to accelerate your experience with your guest PC.

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Seems to be defunct - the web site is now down. I never got network shares/samba to work after upgrading to Leopard & the absence of good documentation was exasperating. I've switched to Virtual Box, which is Intel only, now owned by Sun and well-supported, and don't bother trying to run Windows on my PPC machine anymore. Q was great while it lasted but with the shift to Intel, it seems to have been abandoned.

Homepage link is busted. New home: http://www.kju-app.org/

one of the best emulator

Runs WordPerfect on Windows 98 on an iMac G5 usably. What else do you need?

This is an awesome app for what it does---there are, after all, limitations to emulators. If only I had an Intel Mac I might've actually found a use for this beautiful app...

Great for running AROS. There is a beta Intel kernel-extension to allow running Windows at native speed, dig through the site/forum to find it.

Q should have emulation & emulator tags imo.

It definitely works worse than Parallels, but it's FOSS and works on PPC Macs.

Works as good, or better than parallels. And it's free.