There are many differences between a Mac operating system and Windows, and this article discusses them.
I am no computer expert, in fact I only got my Mac and put the internet on a bit over a year ago, but I have noticed some problems with my Mac when trying to run certain types of software and downloads made for Windows.
I’m hoping to get some comments on this article which explain ways to use a Mac to run Windows programs well, other than putting Windows on a separate part of the hard disk using Boot Camp.
I wrote another article on this subject on Factoidz called limitations of a Mac compared to Windows, and somebody left a comment saying that I didn’t know what I was talking about, and you could use a Mac to run all types of Windows files, but he didn’t tell me how to do that.
I admit, I don’t know anything about computers, like 90% of the computer users out there, and I would like to learn more. I have trouble downloading free movies, unless they are in a specific file type. I have trouble downloading software that is made for a Windows operating system.
I have done Google searches which point to all these different ways you can get your Mac to run Windows programs such as Wine Bottler, Perian, and more, but after trying some of these out, I could still not get my Mac to run like a Windows computer.
My question to anyone who knows about computers is do I have to download the latest version of Windows to a separate part of my Mac, how do I use it once I do, and do I have to pay hundreds of dollars to do this?
There seem to be a lot of limitations to a Mac, as compared to a computer with the Windows operating system, but it does have good virus protection, and I like my computer, if it does get a little frustrating at times.