internet explorer 9 for macs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Dreamers5, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Dreamers5 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2009
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You can't. The source code is compiled against huge numbers of Windows libraries. It cannot run on Mac OSX. You could try using something like Crossover that allows some Windows software to be run on Mac OSX.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    IE is only runs on Windows boxes, thankfully. Install Vista or 7 on your Mac if you want to run IE 9.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Programs written for Windows can't be "converted" to run on Macs.

    If you want to run IE 9 on your Mac, look into these options:
    Boot Camp
    VMWare Fusion
    Parallel's Desktop

    All of those essentially involve setting up a copy of Windows on your Mac, in which you can run IE (and other Windows programs).

    Also check out CrossOver Mac. That program will let you run some Windows programs on your Mac without having to install an entire Windows operating system.
  5. eah2119 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ya, I was curious if I could run the games that come with Windows on my Mac. Try googling "wine mac". It might allow you to run a .exe file as a .app file. It might require you to fidget with terminal. I might be wrong.

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