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    JDann24's Avatar
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    Nov 18, 2005
    Can you convert a .exe file?
    Hi, I've been using windows all of my life and just recently bought an old G3. Is there anyway to convert a .exe file to work on a mac?


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    macAttack's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2005
    Cape Cod, MA
    no way! sorry .exe are for window's only, try finding a mac alternative of the software, i bet there's one out there

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    Nov 24, 2004
    Black Colorware PowerBook 1.67 GHz G4, 2 GB DDR2, 100GB 7200 RPM
    What program are you trying to use?
    'cause when it rains, you know it pours.

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    Jan 14, 2005
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 7+, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
    Sorry I just couldn't restrain myself.

    But here's the reason why:

    Programs that end in EXE are programs written in a certain language, such as C or C++ and then compiled for a processor of x86 architecture. Usually these programs have a GUI, which requiers a certain engine to run on. Windows has an own engine (while linux has X11 and macs can handle X11 too) so these programs simply include zeros and ones that your PowerPC won't understand - to put it simply.

    Believe me, if there were a way to convert programs like that, Switching wouldn't even be an issue anymore...

    Besides, ther is bound to be an alternative. In fact, I'm trying to find certain software for windows, which as far as I know run only on macs!

    And you can use virtualPC if it's a small program.

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