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If anyone have the new OSX Lion operating system I just had a question. Are you able to run windows applications on the new operating system, i dont want to waste 29.99 on this if It wont allow me use windows applications.
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You can not run Windows Applications on OSX Snow Leopard either unless you install Windows in either a VM or via BootCamp or use Crossover that only will run selected Windows apps.

Maybe I am reading your post wrong, but no OSX runs Windows Apps natively..
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It's not Windows. You'd need to run Windows to run Windows applications.

Or, you'd need to run a virtual machine (vmWare, Parallels, Virtualbox, etc) or bootcamp, which will let you install Windows as a dual boot.

This should be over in the Mac OS section btw, since i devices won't run Lion, or Windows.

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If anyone have the new OSX Lion operating system I just had a question. Are you able to run windows applications on the new operating system, i dont want to waste 29.99 on this if It wont allow me use windows applications.
Yes and No.
No you cannot run Windows applications with any flavor of OS X. However, just as with previous versions you have the option of installing Windows in a partition and use Bootcamp to switch between, or you can use Parallels or VM Fusion to set up Virtual Windows machines.

So, the Yes is you can run Windows applications.

EDIT: See this link for more info on running Windows on your Mac
Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide

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