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Using Windows Genealogy Programs on a Macintosh

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How to use popular Windows genealogy programs on a Macintosh running OS X.

How to use popular Windows genealogy programs on a Macintosh running OS X.

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  • 1. Using Windows Genealogy Programs on a Macintosh Dick Eastman June 7, 2014
  • 2. Today’s Slides are available at: http://www.eogn.com/h andouts/windowsonma c
  • 3. What is the most powerful consumer- grade computer?
  • 4. A Macintosh! It can run: Macintosh OS X Windows (any version) Linux (any X86 version) UNIX (several versions) Android
  • 5. And can even run them simultaneously! (Usually)
  • 6. In fact, a Mac is a better PC than a PC. According to many users who own both a Macintosh and a Windows computer.
  • 7. There are five common products used to run Windows on a Mac
  • 8. But... 4 of them require a copy of Windows and a Windows anti-virus program ...
  • 9. ...and the fifth method doesn’t work very well!
  • 10. BootCamp Parallels VMware Fusion VirtualBox Crossover (Wine)
  • 11. BootCamp (Free) Can only run one operating system at a time Is a dual boot method
  • 12. Three Products create a “virtual computer” in the OS X operating system
  • 13. Parallels ($79.99) VMware Fusion ($59.99) VirtualBox (Free)
  • 14. Fifth choice: Crossover (based on Wine) $59.95 Windows not required
  • 15. But...
  • 16. The First Four Listed can run almost any Windows Program
  • 17. Let’s take a look at VirtualBox