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Re: running Xy on a Mac
- Subject: Re: running Xy on a Mac
- From: Harry Binswanger hb@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2011 15:54:43 -0400
Yes, that's one road you can go down. The other is to install a DOSI did install DOSBox, but I found it hard to do and a bit confusing. It
depends on how much hand-holding you want to get from the software.
Parallels has much more.
emulator only, without the Windows baggage; fewer moving parts.
Which one is right for you depends, I think, on whether you intend to run
only Xy or lots of other Windows-based apps too on the Mac.
Win7 is said to be quite a different creature than all previous WindowsI installed Win7 on Parallels a year and a half ago. No problem. I didn't
want to bother with re-installing on Win7 everything I have running
nicely on XP, so I eventually just removed the Win7 virtual machine. (You
can have as many different virtual machines as you want, each with its
versions, so it may come to pass that future versions of Parallels
(or other simulated environments) cease to support previous versions of
Snags? You mean in addition to the usual snags of installing WindowsNope, it recognizes everything I've thrown at it (including a
(missing DLLs and so on)? Virtual Windows may not recognize peripherals
attached to the Mac (scanner, camera, stereo, etc.). My VPC, for
example, doesn't share USB sticks with my PPC-Tiger--one OS throws
the other off the stick. Maybe Parallels doesn't have that particular
getting Xy to print from a simulated environment to aI do that the same as in Windows--i.e., via NET USE LPT1:
network printer or a USB-attached printer is probably going to be
Getting Xy to 'see' the Mac's file structure is tricky (nothing in
the Mac world corresponds to c:\).
Parallels gives you a drive letter for it that shows up in Windows
Explorer. On my system, it's Y:. BUT though Xy sees Y: and allows me to
"switch" to being logged in to Y: (by entering Y: on the
command line), when I do a DIR in Xy, it says "File not found,"
even though in Explorer I see those files. Strangely, CMD.EXE shows the
Y: files. but COMMAND.COM does not.