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MacBook Pro - What can be installed?


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Hi there,

Reading the other threads, i have noticed that the new macbook pro will run native programs through Rosetta... If thats the case, what programs can be run through the macbook pro? Can i run exe. files?
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Nope.

Well, if you get Virtual PC you could.

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Intel-based Macs will run PowerPC applications through Rosetta, not "native" ones.

They will not run Windows applications (.exe's) at all, until a new version of VirtualPC becomes available.
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Intel-based Macs will run PowerPC applications through Rosetta, not "native" ones.

They will not run Windows applications (.exe's) at all, until a new version of VirtualPC becomes available.
Or until Vista comes out and someone figures out how to dual boot.
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Intel-based Macs will run PowerPC applications through Rosetta, not "native" ones.

They will not run Windows applications (.exe's) at all, until a new version of VirtualPC becomes available.
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Or until Vista comes out and someone figures out how to dual boot.
And again... Intel processors do not equate to ever being able to boot Windows on a Mac natively.
You are still looking at two different systems... the CPU has very little to do with what OS you can or cannot boot.

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