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Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible???

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:34 PM
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Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible???

Hi there

I'm using a windows only software called DAP (Dynamic auto painter).
Just wondering if there is a way to run this on my Mac instead of having to start up my pc all the time?
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:52 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

That totally depends on what version of MAC you have. New Intel based MACs can boot up under Windows.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:38 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

I'm using the MAC os x version 10.5.7

it has the intel core 2 duo

how do i run the windows software on this?

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Old 07-19-2009, 08:57 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

Google Parallels, or BootCamp.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:01 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

Thanks Lurch

Will that allow me to use windows plug ins on my photoshop (mac version)?
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

no. bootcamp and parallels are for running windows on a mac. with few exceptions, software made for a pc will only run on windows o/s and software made for a mac will only run on mac o/s. they are NOT compatible. what parallels and bootcamp do is allow you to install windows on your mac machine. one runs from bootup and the other runs in a sort of shell within mac o/s. but, you are not running windows software in mac o/s. you just cant do that. think of it as having two operating systems on the same machine, but they dont really talk well to each other.

do as lurch suggested and google both items. you're sure to get a better explanation and practical examples of each.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

See info and screenshots for Parallels here. Running Windows on Intel Macs is such a smooth experience. Some say (and I agree) Windows runs better on Apple hardware.

So with your hardware you're all set. Although Boot Camp is free, I can't see rebooting all the time to access Windows stuff. With parallels you can run Windows 7 and/or Vista, XP and Linux all at once.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:24 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

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See info and screenshots for Parallels here. Running Windows on Intel Macs is such a smooth experience. Some say (and I agree) Windows runs better on Apple hardware.

So with your hardware you're all set. Although Boot Camp is free, I can't see rebooting all the time to access Windows stuff. With parallels you can run Windows 7 and/or Vista, XP and Linux all at once.

So does that mean i can run windows only software and photoshop plug ins (like buzz and impressionist) through my MAC version of photoshop?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:59 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

If I understand your question correctly, no, you can't run windows-only plugins in your Mac version of Photoshop. You would need the Windows version of Photoshop to run things like Buzz and Impressionist. The Windows version of Photoshop will run on an Intel Mac using Parallels.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:26 PM
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Re: Windows only software on a Mac, is it possible

Or some other Windows-based image editing host (Irfanview, PaintShopPro, maybe Paint.net, etc).
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