How to Run PC Windows Applications on a Mac Apple/Linux/Unix Computer


Fortune Angel Chinese astrology software and Chinese Farmer Calendar software are developed under PC/Windows environment. They are never been tested under Mac/Apple computers. But some Fortune Angel and Farmer Calendar users have been run the software on Mac computer for years. It's getting more people use Mac/Apple computers because the virus from Internet. If you don't know how to run PC Windows application on your Mac computer, then the following information will help you to find your own solution.


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Apple does provide Mac users to download and install Apple Boot Camp where Windows and Mac OS X coexist and the Mac machine becomes dual boot.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/compatibility.html

The popular options are

(1) Parallels Desktop for Mac

    You can download the trial software from http://www.parallels.com/download/desktop/
    The information about the installation is at http://www.tech-pro.net/howto-run-windows-on-mac.html

(2) VMware Fusion

     You can download the trial software from http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/
     The information about the installation is at http://askbobrankin.com/run_windows_on_mac.html

Both of Parallels and Fusion software work fine for Fortune Angel Chinese Astrology and Chinese Farmer Calendar software.

Other options are Microsoft Virtual PC that creates a virtual machine, CrossOver Mac of CodeWeavers, and other free Emulators.
The following links might help to find them.

http://mac-guild.org/reviews/review407.html

http://www.codeweavers.com

http://www.bestshareware.net/howto/run-windows-on-a-mac.htm

http://www.emulators.com/

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/09/29/run-windows-programs-and-application-on-mac-os-x-without-dual-boot-boot-camp-or-virtual-pc-machine/

http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1765995


How to Run PC Windows Applications on a Linux Computer


Fortune Angel Chinese astrology and Chinese Farmer Calendar software are never been tested under Linux/Unix computers. But Fortune Angel users told us that they can run the software on their Linux computers. For example, one user successfully runs our software using free third party software Wine under Linux Ubuntu 9.1.

The Wine Software is free. To download free Wine Software is from http://www.winehq.org/  or  http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/darwine/

The Wine Software can run under Mac OS X too.

To download free Linux OS is from http://www.ubuntu.com/


Additional Information to Run PC Windows Applications on a Mac Computer


If you have a Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor, you can purchase or upgrade your operating system (OS) from Apple to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (or later). Then use Apple's Boot Camp assistant to install Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or 3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (purchased separately) to run in a special partition of your computer's hard drive. Windows applications can then run using the Windows OS and Windows drivers in this partition. This is the newest and fastest way to run Windows applications on the widest variety of Macs, but it requires you to re-start your computer to switch between Mac and Windows OS. See the "Apple Boot Camp" related article below for Apple's description of running Windows and Windows applications on your Mac using Boot Camp.

If your Mac uses an Intel processor (such as MacBook, MacBook Pro, 2006 or later iMac, Mac mini with IR sensor, or Mac Pro) running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 or higher, you can purchase either a program called VMware Fusion™ for Mac from VMware or a program called Parallels for Mac from Parallels, Inc. to create a Windows "Virtual Machine" inside your Mac (see the related articles below, "VM Fusion for Mac" and "Parallels Desktop for Mac"). Both virtualization programs support multiple versions of Windows (98 through Vista) as well as Linux, and do not require re-booting to switch between Mac and Windows OS environments. These programs also can run within a Boot Camp partition and can share files between Mac and Windows applications. Note that running both Mac and Windows OS at the same time requires a minimum of 1 GB or more of memory in your Mac. These virtualization programs will not run on any PowerPC Mac.

If your Mac uses the PowerPC G5 processor, you can purchase from Microsoft a program called "Virtual PC" to emulate Windows (XP) on a Mac (see the related article below, "Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac"). Emulation software tends to run slower than other approaches, but you do not need to purchase a separate copy of Windows and do not need to choose between operating systems when starting you computer. Virtual PC 7 will not run on Intel-based Macs.



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