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    installing .exe files on Mac OS X

    I have just boughten a 2000 dollar Mac Book Pro and when I turned it on and set it up it could not run .exe files is there something I can download for free to run them????

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    a .exe is a Windows Executable file - meaning it won't run on OS X. You'll need to install Windows with Bootcamp if you really need to run .exe's. Otherwise, look for a mac/OS X version of the file in question.
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    .exe files are windows dependent. they require windows libraries to run.

    I would suggest looking into wine or something like it for mac.

    You can install windows on any intel mac with bootcamp to boot into windows, but it's best to get apps native to macos X

    you can find mac equivalents to windows apps on pages like macupdate.com and versiontracker.com .

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    EXE are executable files for Windows based computers, just like Eric and plasmacutter told you.

    I love Macintosh because all of the viruses in the world are EXE! And they cannot be opened on Mac! Yesterday someone sent me a file called: dirtypictures.exe and coudnt open, and I wouldnt open neither, because I knew it was a virus.... I was like laughing my ass off for those who waste their time trying to send me Virus Spam mail to Macintosh users... lol....LMAO... I know there was some viruses for Mac OS 9 before, but we are talking about running Mac OS X here, right.

    Anyway, You can always install BootCamp---> http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp
    Be sure of following the instructions of how to install it propertly on your Macintosh, and remember that it must be Windows Xp Service Pack 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabrielleitao View Post
    I love Macintosh because all of the viruses in the world are EXE!
    Completely untrue -- SOME viruses are .exe files... some others are .dll files... some others are VBScript files... some others don't come in file form at all.
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    I knew someone was going to correct me on this. Totally forgot about DLL...
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    On a related note, what does WINE do on OS X, if it's not an emulator?
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    WINE is a cloned set of Windows APIs which allows some Windows apps to run on other operating systems, particularly Linux. On an Intel-based computer, no emulator is required because x86 code is running on an x86-based computer. Corel uses WINE to run WordPerfect on Linux/86. WINE requires an emulator for PPC-based Macs and Linux/PPC. The emulator selected for the PPC version of DarWINE, the port of WINE for Darwin, is Qemu.

 

 
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