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  • Started 2 years ago by jazkohli
  • Latest reply from owen123
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jazkohli
jazkohli
Posts: 8

Dear,

i had been searching and tried many times form various sources to install and make Wine on Mac OSX, but every time i failed. i am not too much of a geek, but thing is i have not also found a proper article how to install wine on mac which explains the complete process in an easy way, i once had almost had it installed but when i tried to install softwares like MSN Live messenger, or yahoo messenger or other softwares i know something had went wrong and i was not able to runt he programs on my wine. i know you guys a good and everyday i love to read your articles and become a so called "GEEK" lol.. but i really need wine on my mac as i have windows installed thru parallels and partition also they work very fine but thing is it need lot of resources (RAM and memory) to run which makes both Mac as well as Windows slower. and i cannot enjoy using either of them. so if you guys can pin point me in right direction if you have worked on it before or maybe make a new article with proper and easy to understand instructions it would be great!!!

Posted 2 years ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

jazkohli, have you tried here http://www.winehq.org/

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Also; http://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

But I'll ask the simplest question. Why WINE?
It might sound like a little investment, but do it. Either dual-boot your Mac with Windows, or install Windows in a VM, such as Parallels Desktop (google it). Works great in both cases. EDIT: Just re-read your post. Which softwares are you trying to run? Windows Live Messenger should have a Mac version, and if not, you can use an alternative, such as Pidgin, which has a Mac version.

If you need full utilization of resources, install Windows using Boot Camp, and dual boot your Mac with Windows.

Posted 2 years ago
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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

Try Wineskin winery

Posted 2 years ago
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sensi277
Posts: 1

Got it! I found Wine on Mac! !

Posted 1 year ago
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jazkohli
jazkohli
Posts: 8

thanks guys, i gave up wine and i tried Parallels desktop 7 but then finally resorted to VMWare Fusion, much better software. i installed windows xp on it just keep windows lighter, and stop it using so much of my resources when using both at same time.

@ hatryst thanks but the softwares which you are talking about like live messenger for MAC is a pieces of crap, it keeps crashing, doesn't support offline messageing, and many other cool features are missing, more over i have better alternative to live messenger like trillian or palringo. they are all free and available in appstore. more over only for these software i won't be installing windows, its mostly my work softwares like for accounting or managing warehousing etc. they all do not have MAC versions, and moreover in my office i am the only one with MAC, so can't change to any other alternative also.

Thanks anyways guys, but installing wine is really very hard, and i think its not worth your time, better resort to other alternatives like Parallels desktop or VMWare Fusion, for some reason i prefer VMWare Fusion as parallels desktop need to be updated regularly with each MAC major software update. happened to me when i updated from Snow Leopard to Lion and mind it it was paid update from parallels desktop, but then i found VMWare and it did not needed to be purchased again when i updated from Lion to Mountain Lion.

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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

Try This: http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

Posted 1 year ago
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