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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jer446, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    My dad just got an intel mac. He wants to read his work emails on it, but i cannot seem to get a mac version. When i click install client software, it downloads an msi file. Is it possible to run this windows program, without the whole hassle of having windows installed and running two separate environments?
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    What program? Does he need to use that program in particular? If it's POP or IMAP, he should be able to use pretty much any e-mail program.
     
  3. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its a citrix program.. i cannot use a regular email program.. it is too secure for that.. and his work wont let him. I have downloaded the citrix client software but i don't think it is the right one. I think i need a specific version for his organization.
     
  4. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Ask the company if there is a Mac version of the program. If not, you'll have to use Virtualisation or Boot Camp to run the program.
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Crossover Mac might also be able to run the application although it is hit or miss. You might want to check if it is on their list of supported Windows apps or even just download the trial and try it for yourself.

    http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

    There appear to be four Citrix apps on their list, all currently listed as "untested":

    http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/company/?cw=5407c93a6ce7e6b9cb9352f94931471d;__utma=85114251.654258020.1196085997.1196085997.1196085997.1;__utmb=85114251;__utmc=85114251;__utmz=85114251.1196085997.1.1.utmccn%3D%28organic%29%7Cutmcsr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmctr%3Dcrossover%7Cutmcmd%3Dorganic;company_id=613

    I would give it a try with their demo. You've got nothing to lose and it's a lot easier than installing Windows in Parallels or Fusion.

    Crossover is unique in that it allows you to run Windows apps entirely through emulation and thus without owning or installing any version of Windows at all.
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about Crossover too. I played with it for a while, with mixed results. In the end I scrapped it and always use VMWare Fusion now. But if it works for you it's a great option.
     

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