What windows program are you using on your mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jon-Luke, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502

    Jon-Luke

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    Since switching to mac in 2007 I found that most of my Windows programs had Mac alternatives - for a while I kept a windows version of a specialist program called sunPATH which I eventually decided to pay the fee for the Mac version because switching over to Windows just wasn't worth the hassle any more.

    Currently I don't run any Windows programs any more - I find no reason at all. Am I missing out, or is it basically gamers who need the windows functions?

    If you are using windows on your mac what programs are you running?

    Maybe there is a mac replacement that would make your life easier...

    :rolleyes::apple:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Many have a special program for work that requires it with no Mac equivalent

    Others require absolute compatibility with MS Office... usually Excel

    There are as many reasons as there are users

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

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    I can't find a free Mac burning program as good as imgburn on the PC. I always end up dumping Safari for Firefox, although I don't know if that counts. Quicktime is rubbish, VLC is better.

    Most of those don't count as Windows programs though, more cross platform.
     
  4. Jon-Luke thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jon-Luke

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    I also prefer firefox to safari (But there's a mac version) and I prefer Entourage to Mail (But that's thats the Mac version of Microsoft office)

    For burning I used to use Nero now I use Toast (Lacie has some pretty good free software available - depending on what you need to burn, here's a link: http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/index.htm?id=10011 )

    :cool::apple:
     
  5. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Digital Fusion and Motion Builder mostly. Before there was Houdini too but it's now available in yummy OSX flavor. Some other little stuff too I guess.






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  6. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried using the Linux version of imgburn and Wine on your Mac?
     

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