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From: Carl Moore <>
Subject: Re: [DMU] DeedMapper running on a Mac?
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:10:15 -0600
BootCamp is a built-in application on MACs, so one doesn't need to buy a separate piece of software. Anyone wanting to run Windows on a MAC – using BootCamp, Parallels, or something else – will need to purchase the Windows operating system. For this reason, I use Windows XP which can be bought at a reasonable price.
A disadvantage of BootCamp is that you cannot run both Windows and MAC simultaneously; the user needs to close one operating system and open the other.
Parallels permits one to run Windows as a "virtual machine." This means that you can easily switch between MAC-based software and Windows-based software at the click of a mouse. Indeed, you can share files between the two systems. However, Parallels will cost you some additional money – roughly $80.
So far we have been talking about Parallels; there is a similar product – VMWare Fusion – which supposedly does the same thing. It is probably pretty good; I just don't know.
If you opt for BootCamp, there is a built-in procedure in the MAC operating system for making a partition for Windows. If you elect Parallels, the process boils down to following the prompts after starting the program. Thereafter, installing Windows is pretty easy – insert the Microsoft CD / DVD and follow those instructions.
Bottom line, if you run Windows in full-screen mode, the only way you would know that you were on a MAC is the slightly different keyboard and mouse, and the MAC-like icons at the bottom of the screen.
Hope this helps.
On Jan 20, 2012, at 1:45 PM, susi c pentico wrote:
> Ken Jordan and others
> Is it possible to give us a more in depth process of how you do this for a MAC. I understand I need to buy Parallels to do the one method do I need to purchase something to use Ken's method. We would love to present this to our members but we need some guidance here.
> Susi Pentico
> Educational Chairperson
> Chula Vista Genealogical Society
> On Jan 20, 2012, at 10:34 AM, Ken Jordan wrote:
>> I run DeedMapper on a Mac using a BootCamp partition, no problems.
>> Ken Jordan
>> -----Original Message-----
>> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Steve Broyles
>> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:55 PM
>> To: DMU
>> Subject: [DMU] DeedMapper running on a Mac?
>> We've had an inquiry about running on a Mac with Parallels. We know
>> there are folks who are doing this but we don't know the details. If you're
>> running on a Mac we'd love to hear about your configuration.
>> Steve Broyles
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