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Thread #132247 Message #3011649
Posted By: Mark Clark
20-Oct-10 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Sibelius vs Finale
Subject: RE: Tech: Sibelius vs Finale
Tootler and others interested in WINE.
WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulater) is a set of APIs that support running Windows apps under MAC OS X. This is much better in many respects than actually loading Windows onto your Mac as a dual boot OS.
Until recently, installing WINE required detailed familiarity with Unix, Mac OS X, MacPorts, etc. Now there is a simple and effective way to get WINE onto your Mac.
Check out the YouTube video How To Install Wine On Mac OS X (The Easy Way). The link to the software Web site (also included on the YouTube page) is http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/.
I've used this with great success. If I download a .exe file, I can just double-click it and it installs in WINE. Other operations are as easy. WINE doesn't seem to support USB yet but it's very functional.