Lotus SmartSuite on Mac through Wine/Crossover?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by raymondu999, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hey guys.

    Just wanted to ask a question here. My dad converted to Mac a while back, but he can't seem to get used to IBM Lotus Symphony. He wants his old Lotus SmartSuite back, and so I'm just exploring the various avenues in which this can be done. Is there a possibility of running this without putting on Windows? Say, Put it on top of CodeWeaver's Crossover, or Wine?

    Anyone have any experience with any of this?

    Any help would be appreciated
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    The older the app, the higher the likelihood it will run under wine/crossover. The virtual machine is a win2000 box. MS Office 97 works fine in that environment and since lotus smartsuite is of the same vintage, I would be cautiously optimistic. I would go over to the Crossover web site and search for the app on their list. If it says it "runs without errors" then it's worth a try. If it merely "loads but does not run", you might consider using Parallels to infest your OS X box with a windows partition (and you will need a legit copy of windows as much as it saddens me to see more money go M$). I know. Yuck.
  3. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    In the off-chance that anyone is interested. I bit the bullet and bought CrossOver. His Lotus SmartSuite Millenium Edition v9.6 works like a dream :D

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