Newbie question - Windows emulation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by drake, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. drake macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    A few months back I was reading here about a program that will allow one to run Windows XP programs inside OSX without installing XP (ie: with no need to buy Windows). I've tried searching for it, but have come up empty handed. I'm I remembering this right? If so, what's the name of the product? Links would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. adandl macrumors newbie

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    try this - next time start searching in the Apple shop ;-)

    www.parallels.com

    works pretty cool and if you want to boot with windows XP you should look for boot camp for OS X -
    no offence - but with your search skills you should rather not use Boot Camp ;-)

    Albert
     
  3. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    Could say the same about your reading skills :p
     
  4. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    That's it exactly. Thanks.
     
  5. Carpediem68 macrumors member

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    its called "Crossover Mac". I forget the publisher's name. They have certain "recognized" programs (i.e. windows office 2003) but it can work with uncertified programs as well. Unfortunately it did no work for a program I specifically need. $270 later I have it now on Parallels which is really nice except for a hellish install (which I'm told is unusual .. just my luck eh?)

    Cheers
    David
     
  6. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    I need it for Quickbooks 2007, and its not one on the list of supported programs. Would really like to avoid sending any more money to Bill and the gang.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd say your best bet is to retitle this thread to "Quickbooks 2007 in Crossover?". That ought to get you an answer from someone who's tried it.

    To edit the thread title, click the Edit button on the first post above, then click on the Go Advanced button below the text box.
     
  8. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    There's no rush. I just wanted to know if this program existed, I still have me old XP machine to do Quickbooks with for now. Plan to replace it in a few months with another Mac.
     

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