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Can I install the latest version of PagePlus X7 on a MacBook Pro? I can't find anything that indicates that, all it shows is the different Window programs, like Windows 8, Windows 7 etc, Is there anyone that can help me regarding this, as I would really like to take up the offer and install it. I have the old version of PagePlus X6 on a Windows PC, but have now gone over to a Mac. Thanks in advance

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To run Serif software on a Mac you will need one of the programs mentioned below and a valid Windows installation disc.

Boot Camp - Included FREE with Mac OS X

Boot Camp is a multi boot utility included with Apple Inc.'s OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

You can find more information here: http://www.apple.com/uk/support/bootcamp/

VirtualBox - FREE

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer.

For more information: https://www.virtualbox.org/

VMWare Fusion - PAID

VMware Fusion 5 makes it easier than ever to run Windows on a Mac. Run Windows programs the same way you use Mac applications, with seamless copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, and networking and printing that require no additional setup.

For more information: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

There is a free 30-day trial available: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=vmware-fusion5

Parallels Desktop - PAID

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag and drop files between Windows and Mac applications and launch Windows applications from your Mac dock. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, even graphics intensive ones, with ease.

For more information: http://www.parallels.com/uk/products/desktop/

There is a free 14-day trial available: http://trial.parallels.com/index.php?lang=en&terr=uk

Using Boot Camp with Parallels Desktop

For more information: http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd78

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Just as an FYI, Boot Camp is not a virtualizer. It allows you to boot directly into a Windows partition.
Using Bootcamp is the best no-cost option. Bootcamp is part of the Mac operating system. All it does is create a partition on your diskdrive that can accept a Windows operating system. Once created, you will have to install a Windows version of your choice. If you have a Windows installation disk from your previous system, you should be able to use that. If you don't have a Windows Install disk, you will probably have to purchase one. Once installed ALL Serif products work just fine.
@Frank B: As you pointed out on the Serif forums a few months ago (at http://forums.serif.com/showthread.php?p=898900#post898900) if you have Boot Camp set up, you can install VMware Fusion and have it treat the Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine, so that you can run your Windows applications in a virtual environment but retain the option to boot directly into Windows. That setup seems to offer the best of both worlds!
It does indeed Alfred. The only problem is the price. VMware fusion comes at a cost, whereas bootcamp on it's own is a freebie. I personally don't mind the price because of the flexibility, but it could be an issue for others.

To run Serif software on a Mac you will need one of the programs mentioned below and a valid Windows installation disc.

Boot Camp - Included FREE with Mac OS X

Boot Camp is a multi boot utility included with Apple Inc.'s OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

You can find more information here: http://www.apple.com/uk/support/bootcamp/

VirtualBox - FREE

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer.

For more information: https://www.virtualbox.org/

VMWare Fusion - PAID

VMware Fusion 5 makes it easier than ever to run Windows on a Mac. Run Windows programs the same way you use Mac applications, with seamless copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, and networking and printing that require no additional setup.

For more information: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

There is a free 30-day trial available: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=vmware-fusion5

Parallels Desktop - PAID

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag and drop files between Windows and Mac applications and launch Windows applications from your Mac dock. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, even graphics intensive ones, with ease.

For more information: http://www.parallels.com/uk/products/desktop/

There is a free 14-day trial available: http://trial.parallels.com/index.php?lang=en&terr=uk

Using Boot Camp with Parallels Desktop

For more information: http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd78

Leigh - Consider turning the above into an article and include it in the Articles section.

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