Windows applications on mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by guitarman282, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. guitarman282 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to put a Windows application on my MBP?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    It's possible to install Windows on your MBP using BootCamp, or run Windows within OS X by using Parallels or VMWare. Your choice.
     
  3. guitarman282 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I know I can do that, but that defeats the whole purpose of having a mac.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well since the apps are written for a different operating system, how else could they run?
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You could try crossover, it works for some apps, I havn't tried it personally, but I would like to as soon as I have an intel Mac.
     
  6. zephead macrumors 68000

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    You could also use CrossOver, which seems to be what you're looking for.
     
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Well....doesn't wanting to install Windows apps on your Mac defeat the whole purpose of owning one too, from that perspective?
     
  8. guitarman282 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand what you are saying, but there was one game that I already own that is only in Windows. I tried it with Crossover, but because you launch it through the CD it wouldn't work.
     
  9. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    THen use Parralels, Boot Camp or VMware those are your only options
     
  10. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    If you've already got a copy of Windows, you can use Boot Camp for free to run it. VMWare's Fushion has a $40 pre order price until it launches in August, but games would probably run better through Boot Camp.

    I guess that "Cider" product EA is going to use is just for developers (?)
     

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