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Using Ace Payroll On An Apple Mac

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  • Yes, many people use Ace Payroll on their Apple Mac computer.
  • As long as your Apple Mac is able to run Windows programs, Ace Payroll runs perfectly - just like it does on a Windows PC.
  • We describe here the three main ways to run Windows programs on an Apple Mac.

Boot Camp

  • If your Mac runs the Leopard operating system, then this comes with a useful program called Boot Camp.
  • Boot Camp allows you to install and run Windows XP or Windows Vista on your Mac. Therefore, ensure you have retained your Windows XP or Vista installation CD.
  • Under Boot Camp, you can switch between the Mac desktop and the Windows XP/Vista desktop.
  • When running in Windows mode, Ace Payroll runs as per normal - everything works as if you were using a PC.
  • There are no costs involved in using Boot Camp - it comes with your Leopard operating system.

Parallels Desktop for Mac

  • The only "problem" some people find with a solution like Boot Camp is that you need to switch between the Mac and Windows desktops when you want to run a Windows program like Ace Payroll.
  • One way to avoid this is a program called Parallels Desktop for Mac.
  • The concept is the same as Boot Camp - you can run Windows programs. The difference is you run them straight from your Mac desktop - there is no need to switch into Windows mode.
  • This means you really are getting the best of both worlds - the use of Apple's computer and operating system, whilst running any Windows program alongside your Mac programs.
  • The only downside is that you would need to purchase Parallels whereas Boot Camp is free.
  • Follow this link for more information on the Parallels website.

Virtual Box

  • Another option for running Ace Payroll on a Mac computer is VirtualBox.
  • VirtualBox is similar to Parallels, with the important advantage of being completely free.
  • It allows you to install Windows onto your Mac or Linux computer and run any Windows program, including Ace Payroll.
  • For more information see the VirtualBox website.
  • Thanks to Keith from Comsmart for introducing us to VirtualBox - Keith is available to any client who wants expert assistance in VirtualBox.

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