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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue

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Chapter 6. Mac OS 9 Programs—and Windows Programs

If only we could move into Mac OS X and live there! Unfortunately, software makes the world go around, and not every program you ever want to use has been written or rewritten for Mac OS X.

That doesn’t mean you can’t use them at all, though. You can certainly run your old favorites within Mac OS X—by flipping back into Mac OS 9. There are two ways to flip back, as described in this chapter.

Neither, however, is an ideal solution. First, flipping back into Mac OS 9 means that you have two different operating systems to learn. Second, neither method works on Intel-based Macs; the first half of this the is provided for the benefit of pre-Intel Mac owners.

The second half of this chapter, however, should be more than enough consolation. It describes how to run—gasp—Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac, using either Apple’s Boot Camp utility or commercial programs like Parallels Workstation, CrossOver, or VMWare.

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