Testing the Mac waters: Any Windows apps that won't work through Fusion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by theNEOone, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. theNEOone macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to run the following:

    Chrome
    MS Money
    MS Office 2007
    TagScanner (mp3 tagger)
    KeyPass (password storage/generator....not fixed on this, if there's an OSX substitute, fine)
    Notepad/Paint (for quick notes, edits...is there an OSX equivalent?)


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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You will be fine

    VMWare Fusion runs Windows well
    Especially for what you want

    If you want to game... you should consider dual booting with Boot Camp

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    Instead of MS office in windows try it in OS X or try iWork. iWork was updated today. Also I'm sure there is there is and equivalence to notepad. TextEdit comes with OS X but there are many more like it.
     
  4. theNEOone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This might be a possibility for word processing and presentation, but I'm what you would call an Excel "power user." I use it about 9 hours a day - no joke. I would never in a million years use anything besides Excel (I've tried already and nothing has come close.) Considering I'd already be keeping MS Excel, it makes little sense to mix and match....why not just stick with the entire MS 2007 Suite...


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  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Excel 2007 is much better than 2008 on the Mac
    Actually, the whole Office 2007 is better than the Mac version in my opinion

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  6. MacForMeOneDay macrumors member

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    under Fusion:
    I've used Chrome, but only to check it out. It worked fine.
    I was basically using my XP install only to run MS Money 2006 for all last year. I was holding out for Quicken for Mac, but gave up after they have pushed it out for the 3rd time (now suggested around Summer 2009).
    I have switched to MoneyWell since 1/1/2009, and it seems to be working well for my limited needs.​

    For KeyPass, there is the native KeyChain, but I use KeePassX in OSx (not sure if that's what you're referring to). You can actually use the same database between Windows and Mac and Linux with KeePassX. However I've never used it Windows under Fusion.

    Never used tagscanner.
    NotePad works fine under Fusion. TextEdit is similar. I typically use Aquamacs when I need more control (I'm use to this from Linux).
     
  7. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Agreed.
     
  8. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    Since in Fusion you are running Windows, anything that runs in Windows will work. The question is just how fast. The apps you just mentioned, those are nothing too major and should work just dandy. Money and Office should run with just about no performance hit.
     

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