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13 February 2009 @ 10:00 pm
So.  There's this Really Important Software that I was trained to use today, having to do with emergency stuff.  It will only run in Explorer.  Explorer, apparently, is no longer made for macs, and the more recent macs (OSX) won't support the older (available) versions of Exploder.  Or so some web page or other told me.

I could complain to the manufacturer of the Really Important Software, or to the people who have purchased said software and have disseminated it throughout the region.  And I probably will.  (Exploder?  Really??  Couldn't they have gone for a civilized browser?)  But complaining won't actually do much of anything, and certainly won't get me access to said Really Important Software before the next ice storm hits.

So, you net gods and goddesses - who's got a way for me to use Expldr on my mac?  Do I have to resort to Parallels (which I'm suspecting is, itself, a bit antiquated), and use a non-mac version of IE?

alex_m_nemethalex_m_nemeth on February 14th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
If you have an Intel Mac forget Parallels and use VMFusion. Much nicer program, I use it at work ( MacBook Pro) to control lots of stuff and only have problem with usingthe built-in sight camera
ghostrider157 on February 14th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
I knew I was forgetting something yesterday
I knew I forgot to do something yesterday F*!%I believe that you can still get explorer for the mac not that you would want to. Parallels is a currently used piece of software, and unlike virtual PC it does not emulate windows. It is not antiquated in anyway. Also unless you have changed things you have boot camp and parallels on your computer.

Bootcamp means that there is a separate section of your hard drive that can natively run windows. Also your edition of parallels is set up to be able to run through that partition.

There are also alternative programs instead of parallels