Just Purchased Apple iMac! Questions?

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I'm quite new to this iMac and was wondering if I can still run certain programs on this? I have Micro Niche Finder, Senuke x, Market Samurai, and many others. Anybody that owns a iMac or Apple computer let me know what is good tools and what I can use and can not.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rashell
    You need an emulator software (I think that's what it's called) like VMWare Fusion.


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  • Profile picture of the author john_kennedy
    I would use VirtualBox and run a copy of Windows XP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    I use vmware for those Windows apps and it works well. You can also use the built in Bootcamp to run Windows native.
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  • Profile picture of the author lindafulkerson
    Welcome to the Mac family! I use Parallels and run Windows XP. It's a bit slow, but it works. Market Samurai runs on a Mac -- there are a lot of Mac versions for many programs we use in marketing, such as Camtasia.

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  • Profile picture of the author Farish
    You can run bootcamp, virtualbox, vmware fusion or parallels on Mac.

    Bootcamp no longer supports windows xp.

    Vmware, Virtualbox, and Parallels can run windows xp.
    I would recommend Windows 7 since you can use more than 3.5 gigs of ram with the 64 bit version. My imac has 24 gigs of ram and I have 8 of it dedicated to a Parallels windows 8 (consumer preview) box. Runs really smooth on it.

    Also if you do not want to run a virtual pc, you can use crossfire, which allows you to windows programs in osx without the need of a virtual pc. Crossfire is not free and does not guarantee to work with all programs.
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