Originally Posted by disneymom, post: 255525
Directly? PC Software? No. Not directly. PC software is built for the Windows operating system (Windows XP or Windows 7) while Apple Mac software is built for Apples own operating system, Mac OS X.
Now, having said that, I lied. Sorta.
All the new Macs are based on Intel processors. That's the little iron brain in the machine. What this means to you is that with the right combination of ingredients, if you make the move to a Mac, you can indeed run your old Windows programs on it. In two windows right beside each other if you'd like. Here's how you do it:
- Buy a Mac like FD did.
- Buy an application for your Mac called Parallels Desktop.
- When you run Parallels on your Mac, you actually install a Windows operating system inside the Parallels application.
- What you end up with is a Windows computer running on your Mac in a Window by itself.
Doing this, you can keep your old Windows applications and run them right next your new, shiny, Mac applications. All on one machine.
The only issue here is you must be using either Windows XP or Windows 7. Can't be anything older.
Here's a video about it:
Hope this helps!
Tom (... works really good!)