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I was wondering if there is a application for Windows 8 that works like Parallels Desktop for OS X. So that you can run Mac apps directly on your Windows Desktop.

I want this because I don't have a MacBook because of several reasons. And I don't want two computers because I tried it in the past and I hated it. So, now I have a Samsung Notebooks Series 3.

Thanks for the possible help.


Florian Kleinhoven

asked Jan 18 '13 at 10:19

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edited Jan 18 '13 at 18:09

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Fogarty ♦♦

I honestly can not make sense out of this... Could you word that slightly different for me please?

answered Jan 18 '13 at 10:48

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With Parrallels Desktop you can run Windows on a Mac and even run Windows Programs directly in Mac OS X. So that last piece is in OS X and not in a virtual machine. I wonder if there is a app like that for windows 8 but then that you can use Mac OS X like that, and run Mac OS X apps directly on your windows environment. I would prefer Mountain Lion BTW.

(Jan 18 '13 at 11:05) gnomieflorian gnomieflorian's gravatar image

VMware workstation, virtual box, virtual pc. These are al options for using virtual pc's. If you want a similar experience as parallels desktop go with VMware workstation 9.

answered Jan 18 '13 at 17:48

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Not possible, the only way is installing iPC, but your hardware has to be almost equivalent to a Mac

answered Jan 21 '13 at 08:22

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