Virtual PC attributes for Mac running intel.

Virtual PC attributes for Mac running intel.

Post by Da » Sun, 17 Jun 2007 08:10:56


I have subscribed to a business newspaper that only produces graphs
using activeX. With my macbook running intel I cannot view the graphs
or take advantage of other features. Is there a product or a feature
that will allow me to emulate a PC? I am using Office 2004 Student
Teacher edition. Thanks in advance for your help.

Dan
 
 
 

Virtual PC attributes for Mac running intel.

Post by Da » Sun, 17 Jun 2007 08:10:59

I have subscribed to a business newspaper that only produces graphs
using activeX. With my macbook running intel I cannot view the graphs
or take advantage of other features. Is there a product or a feature
that will allow me to emulate a PC? I am using Office 2004 Student
Teacher edition. Thanks in advance for your help.

Dan

 
 
 

Virtual PC attributes for Mac running intel.

Post by William Sm » Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:12:41

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Hi Dan!

For your Intel Mac you're in the market for Apple's Boot Camp
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;, Parallels < http://www.yqcomputer.com/ > or
possibly even CrossOver Mac < http://www.yqcomputer.com/ >.

Since you mention ActiveX then I assume your subscription is
browser-based (specifically IE for Windows). If that's the case then I
strongly recommend CrossOver Mac if all you need is to be able to use IE
for Windows. CrossOver Mac allows you to run many Windows applications
without Windows. For about US$60.00 you can purchase CrossOver Mac and
download IE for free from Microsoft's website
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;,
which should allow you to view your site.

Hope this helps! bill
--
William M. Smith
(Microsoft Interop MVP - Mac/Windows)
 
 
 

Virtual PC attributes for Mac running intel.

Post by John McGhi » Sun, 17 Jun 2007 19:33:40

Hi Dan:

The product you seek is named "Windows" :-)

Seriously, as Bob says, Windows will run just fine on your MacBook (I am
running Vista on this MacBook, but I suggest you buy something cheaper:
Windows 2000 was a very good year, and it should be available very
cheaply...)

When you get it, drop it into BootCamp. If you use it more often than
occasionally, Consider installing Parallels so you can run it as a guest in
Mac OS X. That's what I am doing, but you do have to pay for Parallels,
BootCamp is free :-)

It is important to install Bootcamp even if you are going to use Windows
with Parallels. It contains Windows drivers for the various bits of Apple
hardware your MacBook contains.

For your purposes, I would immediately update Windows to IE7. Not only is
it a much better browser than IE6, it is more capable of displaying picky
websites also.

I would *not* be tempted to put Safari for Windows into it, not until they
get the bugs out of it, or you may find various bits of Windows stop working
:-)

Cheers


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