Although many OS X users tend to have a partisan affinity to their Mac, it cannot be denied that Windows – despite its flaws – has many, many more applications available, albeit some more useful than others.
Mac users who have had some interaction with a PC will know that finding the OS X version of a certain application can be tricky task, as options are far more limited. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to run Windows programs on a Mac?
Whilst I am aware of the imminent cries of "NO!", a little app called WinOnX makes this a lot easier than installing Windows on a virtual drive, for those who wouldn’t mind running a .exe here and there to keep things ticking over.
With WinOnX, a Windows license isn’t required, and with the app costing a mere $4.99, you save a significant amount of cash.
The following tutorial will detail how you can get WinOnX up and running:
Run Any Windows App On OS X With WinOnX
Step 1: Download WinOnX from the Mac App Store onto a Mac running OS X 10.6 or later.
Step 2: Download the Windows application you wish to run.
Step 3: Locate said program, double-click on it and install.
And it’s as simple as that – whenever you stumble across a Windows application you wish to run on your Mac, simply download and install through WinOnX.
Truth be told, the best bet would be to simply buy a cheap PC for all your Windows-based needs. After all, a basic one wouldn’t set you back more than $150-200, and I suspect many of you would like to keep your Mac as Windows-free as feasibly possible.
Still, the option is there, and it works rather well – much better than expected for such a simple, cheap and easy-to-install app.
If you take more than a fleeting interest in interchanging components of operating systems, you might also like to check out the following:
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