Run NT 4.0 on Mac? Add Co-Processor Card
The OrangePC co-processor PCI card ó Model 540 ó boasts a 200MHz Pentium processor and the ability to run Windows NT 4.0 on a Power Macintosh. One can also choose to populate the card with a less expensive Pentium or a Cyrix 686 clone, and upgrade later.
The card lets a Power Mac run virtually all software for DOS, Windows 3.1, 95 or NT, or OS/2. A Model 540 comes standard with an accelerated video chip, 2MB of dedicated video DRAM and 256K of level 2 cache. It supports Advanced SCSI Programming Interface, to access devices connected to a Macís SCSI Bus, and Open Data-Link Interface, for PC networking and TCP/IP.
Exclusively available from Orange Micro, Windows NT 4.0 for OrangePC 400 and 500 series co-processor cards allows Power Mac users to run Mac programs while simultaneously running Windows NT.
The firm offers other cards as well as upgrades for earlier OrangePC cards. Orange Micro, Inc., Anaheim, CA, (714) 779-2772, www.orangemicro.com.
This article originally appeared in the 03/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.