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Re: I see the contest is over- mac can now run windows.

> Which leads me to wonder, why would a MAC user want to
> run a windows program since that would then open them
> up to the same issues windows has? Confused again.

Mostly for compatability and licensing issues.  

Although there are versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac, the University
of Illinois only has a site license for the Windows version.  Now people 
can run the Windows version without having to pay for a new version.

There are lots of Windows apps that aren't available for Macs; this would
solve that problem too.

I'm now using software called 'vmware' (www.vmware.com) to run a virtual
machine under Linux.  It means that I can run any operating system that
works on x86 PC hardware in its own little instance without having to exit

It's great -- I can now run Windows and all of its associated apps like
Word, PhotoShop, etc.  And my Windows-only printer works again.

It cost me $200, but was well worth it.


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