Trading Issues With Macbook?

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 1:56pm   #31
 
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I have a Mac , I asked the idiots at proquote if the software would run on a mac, for them to tell me "yes"
What they failed to tell me is I'd need Bootcamp (or equivalent) and Windows - another £150... wonderful!
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 2:37pm   #32
 
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I'm currently using a ProBook running 10.6.6 and if you'd like to use MetaTrader4, it is possible. Here's my own experience.

I've downloaded WineBottler, (go to WineHQ - Run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X or WineBottler - Run Windows Programs directly on OS X ) .I believe they are the same thing. It's a free application that runs Windows applications without turning your mac into a windows computer. That's all to techie for me, but you can get the info. from the site. When you download it you will find MetaTrader4 as one of the pre-installed prefixes (their word for applications).

I'm no expert, I got this through trial and error. The only other alternative would be to buy Parallels and Windows 7 and run that on your mac.

It's worked fine for me. Hope this helps.

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I went to the winehq website, then download and was confronted with the attached image- where on earth did you start? which is the correct package to download for a mac running lion?

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Old Jun 5, 2015, 8:37pm   #33
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Ok so now im trying to get a decent platform like MT4 for forex trading and it seems that all the good ones are not compatible with mac... do any of you guys have macs? If so what platforms are compatible... Cheers

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hi get this and run windows on your mac but i would say you would be better with at least 8 gig ram,i have and it runs fine,i installed windows7 and xp,you can install all the vm machines you want apart from taking up
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Old Jun 5, 2015, 11:18pm   #34
 
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I do not like PCs. Even though there are certain tasks better suited to them, I just use Parallels 10 and/or Boot Camp. It allows me run both without the huge mess of the Windows OS. Additionally, there are so many more viruses written for PCs. The constant need for antivirus software like Symantec and McAfee drives me crazy.

P.S. Symantec and McAfee are American companies.
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Old Jun 6, 2015, 8:23pm   #35
 
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I use 'crossover' to run MT4 on Mac. it works fine most of the time
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Old Jun 7, 2015, 7:18pm   #36
 
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I use 'crossover' to run MT4 on Mac. it works fine most of the time
Is crossover a virtual machine?
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I don't think so. it makes certain window programmes work on Mac. my mac is open and working as usual but when I click on MT4 crossover kicks in and makes it happen
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I don't think so. it makes certain window programmes work on Mac. my mac is open and working as usual but when I click on MT4 crossover kicks in and makes it happen
I think a virtual machine like Parallels would work better. If you don't want to run Mac and Windows simultaneously then Bootcamp would be even better and is the most stable.
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I think a virtual machine like Parallels would work better. If you don't want to run Mac and Windows simultaneously then Bootcamp would be even better and is the most stable.

4 years later I still run Parallel on my MacBook - there upgrade policy is annoying and expensive - so I can't upgrade to Yosemite but as a back up matching it works really well
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4 years later I still run Parallel on my MacBook - there upgrade policy is annoying and expensive - so I can't upgrade to Yosemite but as a back up matching it works really well
It is only $79 in the US. Upgrading to Yosemite shouldn't cause a problem with Parallels.
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It is only $79 in the US. Upgrading to Yosemite shouldn't cause a problem with Parallels.
It's upgrading Parallels, Then upgrading windows ( they charge I guess?) and then upgrading mac OS X - I wouldn't even know where to start, if my macbook could handle it all.

TBH it;s not worth it for me- I leave my macbook in my apartment in Mallorca and only use it for the 6-8 weeks i'm there. At home I use an iMac and a dedicated windows PC only for proquote
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It's upgrading Parallels, Then upgrading windows ( they charge I guess?) and then upgrading mac OS X - I wouldn't even know where to start, if my macbook could handle it all.

TBH it;s not worth it for me- I leave my macbook in my apartment in Mallorca and only use it for the 6-8 weeks i'm there. At home I use an iMac and a dedicated windows PC only for proquote
This is why I use a Windows emulator on a iMac and never use PCs. It amazes me how Apple only has 11% of the market share (and growing) and is several times bigger than all the PC makers. Upgrading the Mac involves two steps. 1) click "Install" in the Mac App Store. 2) Enter password.
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