A program that runs windows apps with installing windows.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by StephanK, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. StephanK macrumors newbie

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    I remember seeing a post about a progam that will let you run windows apps within OSX with out installing windows. Is this program really out there or was I just seeing things. Any help would be great in helping me out.

    Thanks
    S
     
  2. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

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  3. StephanK thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    yes!

    I know of this program...it's one of the best kept secrets EVER!

    I would tell you but I have been sworn to secrecy.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Search for Wine for OS X. I've never used it, but the version for Linux used to work pretty well.
     
  6. vamp07 macrumors member

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    Is there a place you can get a good list of apps that work under darwine?
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You are thinking about Darwine, the MacOS X port of WINE. The most recent release is still a developer preview. Darwine works for some users, but it has a long way to go before it is ready for primetime.
     
  8. vamp07 macrumors member

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    I can't even get it to run? Does it require X11? The docs say nothing but when I try to run and exe it complains that I don't have X11.
     
  9. M-theory macrumors 6502

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    ...seems like you need X11. :D
     
  10. StephanK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info I will look into it. Sucks that it is not ready for prime time yet. I will keep my eye on it though.
     
  11. vamp07 macrumors member

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    Darwine will probably never be ready for prime time. It emulates the entire windows libraries. There will always be stuff that it cannot run well. Having said that if what you want it can run it is probably the best emulation method out there.
     
  12. DMPDX macrumors 6502

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    um....

    If you're on a PPC mac, you could try using virtual PC. It is an emulator for osx that lets you install windows apps. Ohhh, are you thinking of a solution that requires "<i>not installing <b>ANY(?)</B> windows components</i> ? OR would you be fine installing a chopped down copy of windows? Im confused.
    If you arent chck this out. You can download a trial copy and test it out for yourself: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx;)
     

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