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Old 14th February 2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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There's also Parallels Desktop® 8 for Mac - The #1 choice of customers worldwide to run Windows on Mac. It's virtual, and lets you switch back and forth from Windows to Mac OS easily.
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Old 14th February 2013, 06:49 PM   #12
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There's also Parallels Desktop® 8 for Mac - The #1 choice of customers worldwide to run Windows on Mac. It's virtual, and lets you switch back and forth from Windows to Mac OS easily.
Why would anyone pay $80 for that when VirtualBox is just as good (arguably better) and free?
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Old 14th February 2013, 07:52 PM   #13
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VirtualBox is just as good (arguably better) and free?
I don't know about that. I never got VB to work, and the Parallels i have installed just work. The autosuck is worth the entry price if you want/need to suck up an existing PC into your Mac.

And just having gone thru it, Parallels is an easier Windozs install than Boot Camp.

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Old 14th February 2013, 11:17 PM   #14
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Odd, I've been using Virtualbox for a long time on various OSs (with various guest OSs) and never had any issue.

On the other hand, I only owned a Mac for about 8 hours, so perhaps there is something very troublesome about running VB on OS X, of which I am not aware.

Either way, I think the OP has a lot of options to explore.
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Can anyone run MJK's worksheets on Mcad in a virtual pc within a Mac? I couldn't do it even in a virtual Windows XP PC running in a Windows 7 x64 and had to end up getting a full blown new copy of Mcad 15 because earlier Mcad versions are incompatible with Windows 7 and higher.
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Odd, I've been using Virtualbox for a long time on various OSs (with various guest OSs) and never had any issue.

On the other hand, I only owned a Mac for about 8 hours, so perhaps there is something very troublesome about running VB on OS X, of which I am not aware.

Either way, I think the OP has a lot of options to explore.
One rather straightforward solution is to buy a $200 Windows PC netbook to run sims in.
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Old 15th February 2013, 12:09 AM   #17
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Can anyone run MJK's worksheets on Mcad in a virtual pc within a Mac? I couldn't do it even in a virtual Windows XP PC running in a Windows 7 x64 and had to end up getting a full blown new copy of Mcad 15 because earlier Mcad versions are incompatible with Windows 7 and higher.
Windows XP VM on my Linux workstation. MathCAD "Explorer" and the "test worksheet" (as per Martin's instructions on his site) runs perfectly. It couldn't have been any easier, in fact. Shouldn't matter what the host OS is. That's the whole point of a virtual machine. The guest OS has no idea it is virtualized and acts no differently than a "real computer".

However, I have no idea WTF to do with the worksheets.

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Old 15th February 2013, 12:13 AM   #18
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One rather straightforward solution is to buy a $200 Windows PC netbook to run sims in.
Run Windows natively? Not in my house!

I only do that at work, and only because I have no choice.

But yes, it is "an option".
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Run Windows natively? Not in my house!
Usually the case here too, but i just installed XP (in Boot Camp) on my Dual Xeon MacPro (with Apple 22" display) to run Woofer Tester 2 (the real woofer tester, not PE's poor cousin). Quite an incongruous picture.

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Windows XP VM on my Linux workstation. MathCAD "Explorer" and the "test worksheet" (as per Martin's instructions on his site) runs perfectly. It couldn't have been any easier, in fact. Shouldn't matter what the host OS is. That's the whole point of a virtual machine. The guest OS has no idea it is virtualized and acts no differently than a "real computer".

However, I have no idea WTF to do with the worksheets.
Linux works but what about macs?
If you are willing to run Windows in a virtual machine, what is the objection to running it on hardware designed for it? I don't want to get into a mac vs pc discussion here but, there are a lot of science and engineering tools on the pc that are not available on the mac.

In principal, that is what virtualization is supposed to do, but not my experience as Mathcad (full version) requires FlexIM manager and root access and it wants to know it is on a hard machine to avoid piracy.

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