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    PC Based Applications???Anyone

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    PC Based Applications???Anyone
    I moved from a PC to a mac a while ago and have been running two computers and want to only use my Mac. The program i use everyday is "AskSam" a freeform database. I called the techies in Florida who told me they haven't made "AskSam" for macs. What a shame....however that a client of theirs has had success launching "AskSam" in mac with "Virtual PC". Can anyone help me out here????Please. Does it work? What about other PC based prog/appl.:blind:
    Alison :alien:

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    I've never heard of AskSam, but I can tell you that using Parallels as a VM will work for other windows programs. You could use either that or bootcamp.

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    Never heard of either of those either. Cost??..found Virtual PC version 04 & 07 for free but skeptical about free downloads.
    Alison :alien:

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    Quote Originally Posted by alison View Post
    Never heard of either of those either. Cost??..found Virtual PC version 04 & 07 for free but skeptical about free downloads.
    What model of Mac do you have? Virtual PC only runs on the older PPC-based Macs. If you have an Intel Mac, you can use Parallels desktop (similar to Virtual PC, but a lot more powerful). If you'd rather not pay the $80 for Parallels, you can try Bootcamp from Apple, but this requires that you restart your system in Windows XP (i.e. you can't run it at the same time as Mac OS).

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    My mac processor: 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 duo. Not an old one. Price sounds great for being able to run both at the same time. Which is something i am hoping for.
    Alison :alien:

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    Also check out VMWare Fusion...
    It's in beta right now (but so was Parallels) and currently free to download and use.
    Personally, I like it better than Parallels.

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    I've had good success running pc programs on my intel imac with CrossOverMac. We both have the same model: imac5,1 - so the odds are pretty good.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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