i plan on buying a macbook but can I run windows apps on it?

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  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    i mean dirrectly on on mac OS X without having to install windows?

    and does the macbook have that slot on the side where you can stick a 3g card?
     
  2. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    No you can't run apps unless you install windows. You can then run windows either virtually, as in you can run windows XP in a mac osx window. Or you can use bootcamp, which wil allow you to boot completely up into XP.

    As for a port on the side, the MB has usb and firewire only, no PCMCIA or whatever it's called. Only the MBP has that.

    :D
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    As above, but CodeWeavers Crossover will let you run some of them without installing Windows.
     
  4. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    Ohhh, i never knew that! Time for me to get some google'ing done!
     
  5. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    Crossover will work but I think that the apps that are compatible with it are limited.
     
  6. Uthalin macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't rely on Crossover to do anything serious. However, VMWare Fusion will make it seem that you are running windows apps in OS X. Although, you will need a copy of XP (or Vista) if you want to go down that path.
     
  7. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Another alternative to running Windows apps in OS X is DarWine. Like Crossover, the number of apps that work are limited and, as far as I know, there's currently no sound support, but it's free and if your app works, it works quite well.
     

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