Which of these is best, or don't use at all

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jasonnyer
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Which of these is best, or don't use at all

Post by jasonnyer » March 14th, 2013, 6:41 pm

A forum I belong to has poker , however not available for Mac . To be able to play on Mac I would have to install one of the following

Boot camp
Wine
Crossover, or parallels
Any of these recommended, or should I pass.
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Re: Which of these is best, or don't use at all

Post by Turboladdade » March 15th, 2013, 8:40 am

jasonnyer wrote:A forum I belong to has poker , however not available for Mac . To be able to play on Mac I would have to install one of the following

Boot camp
Wine
Crossover, or parallels
Any of these recommended, or should I pass.
Get Oracle VirtualBox http://virtualbox.org

It's free, easy to use, and backed by a tech industry giant. Skip the rest, especially Wine and Boot Camp.

Here's some screenshots: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots
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Re: Which of these is best, or don't use at all

Post by Harry00 » March 15th, 2013, 2:49 pm

I use parallel 8 and run windows 7 & 8 no problems -- windows starts & stops faster and has fewer problems! I have industrial programs windows only haven't had a problem one. cost aprox $50 --excellent support.
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Re: Which of these is best, or don't use at all

Post by Turboladdade » March 15th, 2013, 3:00 pm

Harry00 wrote:I use parallel 8 and run windows 7 & 8 no problems -- windows starts & stops faster and has fewer problems! I have industrial programs windows only haven't had a problem one. cost aprox $50 --excellent support.
You can get all that for free with Oracle VirtualBox. There's really no point shelling out money for Parallels or Crossover.
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Re: Which of these is best, or don't use at all

Post by jasonnyer » March 15th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Thanks for the input everybody. You have to bear with me i am new to mac, went on oracle website,but am uncertain which version to install. I appreciate everyones input.
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Post by Turboladdade » March 15th, 2013, 4:14 pm

jasonnyer wrote:Thanks for the input everybody. You have to bear with me i am new to mac, went on oracle website,but am uncertain which version to install. I appreciate everyones input.
You want this one: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... 04-OSX.dmg

You also need your own copy of Windows (or Linux) to install into it.
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Re: Which of these is best, or don't use at all

Post by jasonnyer » March 15th, 2013, 4:34 pm

Does that mean a disc is involved?
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Post by Turboladdade » March 15th, 2013, 4:40 pm

jasonnyer wrote:Does that mean a disc is involved?
Yes, you must supply your own copy of Microsoft Windows.
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