Using MS Money on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by burhed, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. burhed macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2007
    This is going to be a pretty basic question, but I just can't seem to find the straight answer any where. I just ordered my first Mac and it should be arriving in a couple of weeks. We are long time PC users.

    About the only thing we will want on the new Mac that we used on the PC is MS Money. I know there are the programs available for dual boot etc. My questions is; if you use any of these programs do you have to completely install Windows XP? Or is there a simple emulator that will allow you to run a single MS program (like Money) with out having to install complete XP?

    I'd rather not install XP on the new Mac, especially just for one program. Plus, I'm lazy and don't want to have to dig around for my old XP discs. If all else fails we may just use Quicken for Mac.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    Parallels and Boot Camp both require you to install Windows on the mac. There is another software -- Crossover -- that will run "selected" MS apps directly from within OSX. Check them out at Versiontracker and see if MS Money is supported.

    Before I switched, I also used Money, and must say it is the only MS app that I ever liked! Unfortunately, I switched before Intel, so had to make a change. I went with Quicken for mac, and managed to import all my data to it. Quicken for mac is not as good as for PC, but it works for my needs. There are also other banking programs for macs, like Money Dance, MYOB, etc. so if Crossover does not support Money, maybe one of the alternatives will work for you. Should be no problem importing your data into one of the other options.

    Good luck! And, welcome to the wonderful world of macs! Once here, you'll never go back to the dark side!

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