run .exe on mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jkhania, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. jkhania macrumors newbie

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    i've run into the issue where Helio has ignored MAC users and didnt make a mac version of some software for my phone. is there a way to change and exe to a rar or even open exe on mac?
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

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    You need to greatly clarify what the situation is and what you're trying to do. Turning an exe into a rar? That sentence doesn't make sense unless you're talking about wanting to decompress a self extracting .rar file, in which case no conversion is necessary, just decompress it with any unrar utility and it'll work.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming that you mean that you want to use windows software on your mac. So if I am correct, your cheapest option is to try Crossover, if it works for your software then you can pay $50 for it after the trial is up. if Crossover doesn't work, then you will need to buy a copy of windows and use Bootcamp or parallels.
     
  4. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

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    you can run simple apps under darwine. I was able to run no$gba 2.5c with it fairly well.
     
  5. nemex macrumors regular

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    Don't know what you are trying to accomplish, but .exe files are executable files that runs in Windows/DOS, therefore can not be executed in OS X (so far) unless you use a virtualization program (VMWare Fusion, Parallels) or use Bootcamp. In any case you'll need Windows to do the install.

    From your post, it seems you want to do something with your phone in OS X, have you tried to explore if the missing sync software could help you? :apple:
     
  6. jkhania thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry about the confusion. what i was trying to say is can i run an exe on my mac. but i got my answer thanx guys.
     
  7. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    What exactly does the software do?

    Does your phone have bluetooth?

    Have you tried simply connecting your phone to your Mac via bluetooth?
     
  8. radiantorganics macrumors newbie

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    If you don't mind, I'm going to hop in here with a similar question.

    I am also trying to open exe files on my Mac OSX and not able to. I now realize I need some PC conversion software to do this.

    I would also like to use Windows on my Mac.

    Can someone please recommend software that is reliable, fast and will do the job in very simple language - I'm no computer techie here :)

    Thanks so much,
    Jenn
     
  9. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    No, you don't need PC conversion software... that simply does not exist (not what you are talking about at least)

    Windows on Mac can be done in 1 of 3 ways (though 2 of them are darn near identical)
    1: BootCamp. You are actually installing Windows onto your computer, it will run natively and will require you to restart your computer anytime you want to switch OSes. Recommending for games and other system-intensive programs
    2: Parallels. You install Windows into what is known as a Virtual Machine (VM). This lets you run Windows while running OS X. However, you take a performance hit in both. Recommended for smaller things.
    3: VMWare Fusion. Same as Parallels.
     

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