Chapter . Collect the Ingredients

Before you can begin setting up Windows on your Macintosh, you must be sure that you have the necessary hardware, software, and other materials.

An Intel Mac (Preferably)

If you have a Macintosh with an Intel processor (in other words, any model introduced in 2006 or later), you have several great options for running Windows at (virtually) full speed, and I spend the bulk of this book describing those options.

If you have an older, PowerPC-based Macintosh, you can still choose from among at least three different methods of running Windows (see Appendix A: Windows on a PowerPC Mac), but I can’t recommend any of them earnestly. On a PowerPC Mac, the performance of Windows ranges from sluggish to almost unusably glacial, ...

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