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How do you run windows programs on a Mac?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gbmack, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    If I get a mac computer, can i still run programs that are being sold here on BHW? since most of em only run on windows...

    sorry, but im a computer retard when it comes to things like vmware (never used it before)
     
  2. yeahsure

    yeahsure Registered Member

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    You can use Crossover to run Windows applications natively on the Mac, though not every program will work.

    The other two options that I know of are Parallels and VMWare which allow you to install Windows on your Mac.

    The latest VMWare release is very stable and runs great.
     
  3. Evgeney96

    Evgeney96 Newbie

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    get sun virtualbox, Idk if it is mac supported and install windows through it, you can simultaneously run any os with it
     
  4. Rarez

    Rarez Junior Member

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    Download a copy of crossover for mac - I use the linux version which I believe is very similar and it acts as a front end to wine. I mean for instance I can install Office 2007 in Linux using Crossover which I think is pretty cool. I'm sure people can do it without needing crossover but it just makes it a less than 5 minute job, you don't need to put things in the correct path's and install the correct libraries etc etc.

    TPB I believe has like a version 5.0 or something I can't remember off the top of my head of Crossover. Oh and Crossover is Wine's commercial App so it's made by the people who really know what they're doing :)

    If you like it maybe consider buying if you intend to be using a mac for a while it would be worth it here's there homepage link.

    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/
     
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    noph34r Regular Member

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    I use Virtual Box (a virtual machine software) and I have both XP and 7 installed (virtualized), it works great and it's free and open source.