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Word for Windows on MacMini: Bootcamp or Fusion/Parallels

 
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strawbale
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:56 am    Post subject: Word for Windows on MacMini: Bootcamp or Fusion/Parallels Reply with quote

I'm very happy with my mini (mid-2007, 2GHz, 2 GB RAM) as it is, but not happy with the Word for Mac (trial) version that I recently tried out. The main reason for trying it out is that I used Word (for Windows) quite a lot for making drawing on a 1 mm background grid. Unfortunately, this feature is virtually invisible in the Word for Mac version, so I'm thinking about how to keep use the Word for Windows version that I still got. Unfortunately I only have Windows XP without the SP 1 and 2, so maybe an emulation solution is cheaper/easier?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is possible that the Wine emulator would work for you. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=520

Otherwise try VirtualBox. It is free but does most of what VMWare/Parrallels does. Bootcamp works but I don't like to have to re-boot just to run one application.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
It is possible that the Wine emulator would work for you. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=520

Otherwise try VirtualBox. It is free but does most of what VMWare/Parrallels does. Bootcamp works but I don't like to have to re-boot just to run one application.


Thanks a lot - I'll have a close look at that and give it a try!
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