I run FrameMaker on my Mac laptop on a Windows virtual machine using Parallels software. It's a little slower than in a straight Windows environment but worth it to me because FrameMaker is the only thing I need Windows for. I run everything else in the Mac environment and share files between the two with no problems.
VMware makes a similar product called Fusion but I haven't used it. Pat Christenson On Jun 19, 2008, at 6:51 AM, Rene Stephenson wrote: > Hi All, > > My PC laptop is beaten up so badly it's barely stable anymore, so > it's getting time to start the process of identifying the next > workhorse for me. (Yes, I am rough on a laptop and rely on it very > heavily. Any testimonials of your laptop successes are more than > welcome!) > > I have gotten rather irritated with Microsoft since Vista came out, > and I really am reluctant to get a new PC laptop due to it shipping > with Vista and all the exponentially increased hassle factor that > will entail. Frankly, I don't have time to spend 30 minutes per > product just to load the software and get it functional by jumping > through all the hoops required now. I "get" that it's piracy > protection, and I "get" the concept and am not trying to circumvent > any copyright laws, but it really just feels like my time and purse > are being taxed because of other people's lack of ethics. > > I have some friends who have moved to the Mac platform for their > laptops, and they swear by them. All the IT gurus I know swear by > Unix/Linux and open source development. But, then I get the cold > water splashing in the face: the majority of my computer use is > work related, and the majority of that work is done in FrameMaker, > and FM seems viable only in PC world. > > Am I missing something, or is this really the trap it seems to be? > If I'm going to continue working with clients whose environment, > architecture, workflow, and staffing all revolve around FrameMaker, > am I forced to concede to all the baggage that comes with the PC > world? Or is there a viable way to use FrameMaker on a new Apple > laptop/notebook/etc., or on a Linux laptop, seamlessly with FM > files saved by and shared with FM PC users? I can't risk hosing > anything in these single-sourced shared-file environments...! > > Thanks in advance, > > > Rene L. Stephenson > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as pxenson at comcast.net. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/pxenson > %40comcast.net > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.