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OpenOSX releases WinTel 3.0 virtual machine

updated 09:35 pm EDT, Sun June 14, 2009

OpenOSX ships WinTel 3.0

OpenOSX has released V3.0 of its WinTel application. The software is used to operate Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux within a window on Mac OS X. The update includes a disk image with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed and runs most of the instructions of the virtual machine natively to boost running speed. Utilizing an emulation mode, the application mimics several different processors including PowerPC, Sparc, MIPS, and ARM.

WinTel 3.0 includes various disk images of open source operating systems such as Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, and FreeDOS. The software is also able to run Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows XP.

WinTel 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded for $25 or shipped on a CD for $30. Customers can also purchase a CD subscription for $80 which includes limited tech support and free updates for six months.

by MacNN Staff





  1. afaby

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Free and awesome.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Virtual Box looks

    interesting. I already have VMWare Fusion and an older version of Parallels Desktop, but I might give this Virtual Box a try. I only need to run a few small subtitling programs so this free stuff might be worth a shot if it runs WinXP well.

  1. boris_cleto

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Motto - Still finding suckers to pay for free software.


    Joined: Dec 1969


    VMware Fusion Discount

    I got VMware Fusion 2 for $11.95 on Amazon after applying two rebates which can also run Vista, Windows 7 and OS X server.

  1. jumbojet

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Seriously, go with Virtua

    Works great for me.

  1. 010111

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Virtual Box.

    Ars has a review of Virtual Box that is a decent preview/review of it. i had about the same experiences... but already have VMware (and previously had Parallels) so i didn't really need to use Virtual Box.

    for lightweight stuff it is probably fine.

    i'd probably pick Virtual Box over WinTel though. since i don't like how OpenOSX (as far as i recall) just repackages / prebuild open source software and sells it.

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