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Can we convert dmg to exe ?

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  • Started 2 years ago by gowthamgutha
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gowthamgutha
gowthamgutha
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Because there are many good apps for mac

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vistamike
vistamike
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It does not work like that I'm afraid! A windows app is for windows. A Mac app is for.....mac.
There are some apps written for both operating systems, but there is no CONVERSION software to make it work either way.

Perhaps give the forum some examples of what you require? And someone can pop in with a suggestion or two.

Mike

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Are the apps written in C++ for example?

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hatryst
hatryst
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Take VLC for instance. It's an open source project. Go to the official site and download the source codes for Windows and Mac, and see how the code is different for each platform. In short, no, you cannot convert an exe to a dmg. But yes, you can let us know if there's a Windows app you'd like, and we can let you know where to download its Mac version (or alternative).

The world would've been so much easier if we had programs and apps working on multiple platforms with a single code!

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gowthamgutha
gowthamgutha
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I want iWork for windows, we can make beautiful presentations with it.

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minigeek
minigeek
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As it's made by apple, only a mac or hackintosh could run it.

However, there are alternatives!
I noticed that you were a student - You may be able to get a HUGE student discount on office through your school. I did so. That would include powerpoint. You can download a free trial here. The student versions often require you to uninstall the trial and then install it off their disks.

You could also try the presenter out of LibreOffice.
LH have a "5 best presentation creation tools" article

MiniGeek

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hatryst
hatryst
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Yes, there SlideRocket for this purpose. Same great animations, and designs, stuff...
You can create awesome stuff in powerpoint as well, it all depends on your creativity.

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owen123
owen123
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If you wanted to open EXE on a Mac look at winery wineskin;

http://wineskin.doh123.com/tik.....=Downloads

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