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    Exclamation how to run windows applications on a macbook
    hi, is it possible to run windows application, with the help of a third party application without installing ugly window on my beautiful macbook? I really don want to install windows, so i am hoping there is a way i can install windows application, without the help of windows runing on my macbook. pls help....thanks....

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    I have not tried the program yet but Fusion offers the abilty to run windows programs http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...es/fusion.html you may want to check it out. The link will take you to a 30 day trial

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    What Application you want to run?... if it's a Microsoft suit or any other poppular software you can run it with Crossover. If you're trying to install something a bit more complex i.e. a game or anything else that requires VB or DirectX or whatever Windows programs use, try Parallels Desktop ... Good luck!
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    If you go with crossover, you will be left with limited possibilities, not all apps are supported by it. Installing windows with fusion or parallels would be better, and I think the apps would work better under the emulator.

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    I know you don't want to install Windows, but have you taken a look at the Cohesion feature offered by Parallels? It's a great way to blend Windows programs into OS X, especially once you install a OS X theme in Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitalsoul View Post
    hi, is it possible to run windows application, with the help of a third party application without installing ugly window on my beautiful macbook? I really don want to install windows, so i am hoping there is a way i can install windows application, without the help of windows runing on my macbook. pls help....thanks....
    As far as i know the only possible way is a program called Crossover. It has been around for awhile in the linux community and might possibly run one for you under OS X, but it will be very limited as to what it will do.

    Other than that you will have to use Parallels, or Boot Camp or some other such program that will require installing XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    I know you don't want to install Windows, but have you taken a look at the Cohesion feature offered by Parallels? It's a great way to blend Windows programs into OS X, especially once you install a OS X theme in Windows.
    Cohesion? Uh. You mean Coherence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    Cohesion? Uh. You mean Coherence.
    LOL, that's what I get for responding at 4AM

    Thanks for the catch

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