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    Default mastercam on mac?

    Looking to buy new laptop, really interested in the macbooks, but not sure if there is a way to run mastercam.

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    I have been asked this many times , my answer is No as I have not seen or heard anyone running this on a mac.And for sure not under the Mas OS.

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    Default Mastercam on Mac

    Yes you can on OS X. You need to purchase a copy of XP pro sp2. Then run boot camp, parallels or VM ware. It will run no problem.



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    Have you tried this.I have allot of people asking but know one has done it.
    So I am not sure this is a for sure thing.

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    If you get one of the newer macs with the intel processor you can partition your hard drive and dual boot the computer with WindowsXP. Unfortunately you can't run Mastercam in the MacOS... in fact there is almost no cad/cam software that runs in the MacOS. If you want a Mac, get one with the Intel and dual boot it.



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    It is true that it does not run directly in OSX. But with VM ware or parallels you can run it from OSX and it acts like a Mac program. I just used a Mill Level 1 seat today that was running on parallels and it ran faster and smoother than the station I use dailey. Which is a XP Pro, 3ghz Core 2 Duo, 4gb ram and a Nvidia Quadro video card. It is also nice because you can back up your files in OSX. I plan to buy a Mac Book Pro in the next couple of weeks.



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    Mastercam v9 and X2 MR2 both run VERY well on a Macbook Pro using Apple's bootcamp software. I tested them Running under Windows XP. I will be running further tests with VMWare, Crossover mac and Parallels Desktop to see how well it will run in the Mac
    environment at a later date. I'll post results when available.



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    Works perfect.
    Macs are the way to go even in regards to network.

    to run mastercam and others APPS, either running a virtual pc like the one mentioned (VMWare) or using a inter dual processor with both OS installed, right now on my powerbook I have Tiger and Alinex with a dual-boot, very easy.



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    Are any of you guys doing full time 3d or more programming on the Mac using mastercam to see how stable it is. have you done any bench Mark testing.

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    It would be interesting to find out how well Mastercam does on a Mac but even if it's slower, my next computer is going to have a big Apple on the lid. I was a Mac guy. I'm still a Mac guy.

    I bought this Winblows machine for only two reasons: Solidworks and Mastercam. If there had been anything competitive out there for the Mac, I'd have bought it instead. And believe me Jay, you've made me a believer in MC. I do like it now but this PC...ahhh...not so much.

    Life with this PC has been trojan after worm after virus. Firewalls, anti-virus software, careful surfing and it still gets infected. Now it's reloaded for the fourth time and I'm running under a restricted user account. None of the programs run right. Winblows won't let the programs write preference files. Mastercam starts with errors. Solidworks starts with errors. Even MS Word has fits because it can't write a 'Normal' template when I start up.

    I'll either run Mastercam and Solidworks under a PC partition on the Mac, or I'll just strip Windoze down on this HP, disconnect from the Internet and just run it as an engineering workstation.

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    That sucks greg. you have those issues. I have 7 workstations and 4 laptops and two servers. I have not have a worm or a viruse or a trojon in any of my systems in about 7 to 8 years. I have two boy young that surf all day for the free games and get the dowloads. still know issues.

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    PC security is a bit off topic but...

    The biggest problem I notice is on motorcycle info sites and other forums like this one. People hotlink photos to their posts. I'll open a thread and suddenly Zone Alarm starts getting reverse hits from other servers. I decline all of them but I suspect that's where the trojans and worms have come from.

    I was in the middle of my most recent reload and got a worm courtesy of the latest Active X plug-in. I wouldn't have downloaded Active X except that Microsloth uses it for navigating their service pack pages. I needed the latest XP patches because Mastercam demands the .Net framework (besides the supposed security patches).

    Somewhere after that, while downloading patches and drivers, I picked up the worm (went right through the anti-virus too). So I got a worm trying to patch the as-yet unused operating system. Really frustrating.

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