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    Allo!!!,

    I have a Mac Book Pro 16G RAM with 1TB on SSD 2013. So far i have used only 286GB. Can i run Windows without slowing down my system's speed and performance?

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    You have two methods of running Windows on your machine. 1) Virtualization through VMWare Fusion, Parallels or VirtualBox which means that both OS' are running at the same time. CPU intensive apps on one side will affect the other side. 2) Boot Camp where you natively install Windows on your machine and boot into the OS you want to work on. Downside is that you have reboot to get into OS X or Windows, no easy switching, the upside is that the full resources (CPU, memory) is available to each running OS..
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    Thank you

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    Don't know what apps your trying to run, but for me Crossover is working great so far for Windows Office Suite and my PDF Take-off software.

    https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-mac

    Fully functional free version to try, then you can buy it.

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    Or even more simply Office 2016 for the Mac.

    For mine I still use Office 2011 with no problems whatsoever. The secret is to keep Office up to date.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Or even more simply Office 2016 for the Mac.

    For mine I still use Office 2011 with no problems whatsoever. The secret is to keep Office up to date.
    For the price of Crossover and now seeing it works, just not certain Mac's version will bring over 'everything' without re-building.. We've spent too much time building this this software in Excel.. For smaller dollar, I get the program and see it works..
    Mac Office have a trial to see what it does?


    You have to tell me. I'm still trying to figure this out
    Really not into buying all new software if I don't have to. Also not into going through partitioning my drive to run..

    Just an option I see as viable.

    Again you folks tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olddawgsrule View Post
    For the price of Crossover and now seeing it works, just not certain Mac's version will bring over 'everything' without re-building.. We've spent too much time building this this software in Excel.. For smaller dollar, I get the program and see it works..
    Mac Office have a trial to see what it does?


    You have to tell me. I'm still trying to figure this out
    Really not into buying all new software if I don't have to. Also not into going through partitioning my drive to run..

    Just an option I see as viable.

    Again you folks tell me.
    Office for Mac has the same capabilities as Office for Windows, not sure what you are really asking..

    I use Office for Mac and can load documents created on the Windows versions of the Office applications just fine..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olddawgsrule View Post
    For the price of Crossover and now seeing it works, just not certain Mac's version will bring over 'everything' without re-building.. We've spent too much time building this this software in Excel.. For smaller dollar, I get the program and see it works..
    Mac Office have a trial to see what it does?


    You have to tell me. I'm still trying to figure this out
    Really not into buying all new software if I don't have to. Also not into going through partitioning my drive to run..
    Microsoft Office for the Mac has been able to import Excel files from Windows for almost 20 years. And any glitches there may have been early on have been ironed out MANY years ago!

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    Thank you guys! Appreciate the input. I'm going to see how this Crossover holds up cause so far it's doing the deed. I've brought over the entire Office Suite and my favorite Windows PDF take-off Software and working great. $39.95 for the Crossover Software and I hear if you wait to the end of the free trial, they offer a discount on that.

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    If Crossover + Windows version of MS Office gets the job done for you...hey...no reason to spend more $$$ on the Mac version of Office.

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    Kinda where I'm at right now pigoo3!
    I figure there are a few more I may want to bring over and for that price... Why not!

    If it goes sideways, I'll report back and let you all know.

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    Just as an FYI. There are a couple free MS Office-like apps out there for the Mac if you wanted to check them out. They are pretty powerful...but not as "full-blown" as the real MS Office (they can import MS Office files). They are called "Open Office" and "Libre Office".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Just as an FYI. There are a couple free MS Office-like apps out there for the Mac if you wanted to check them out. They are pretty powerful...but not as "full-blown" as the real MS Office (they can import MS Office files). They are called "Open Office" and "Libre Office".

    - Nick
    I know those from my Linux days of trying to save an old PC.. They're very good, yet really don't stack up.

    I work with another group that is worldwide and do a lot of spreads for them in Libre. It is a very easy to share worldwide.

    Thank you for the advise

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    Apache's web page only lists Lion-Yosemite as supported versions of OS X.

    https://www.openoffice.org/porting/mac/

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Apache's web page only lists Lion-Yosemite as supported versions of OS X.
    I'm wondering if that info page hasn't been updated since Yosemite by the developers.

    According to Roaringapps.com...OpenOffice is compatible will all recent Mac OS versions...including the not yet released Mac OS 10.13 "High Sierra":

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