Run Windows apps on your Mac

As a recent windows to mac convert, I quickly realised there was some applications which as of yet had not been ported to Mac OS X. An these where the things which I was really starting to miss! 

I have previously used many various Linux Distro’s so was fully away of the Wine Project, however I was having problems with some of my windows apps. So I decided the only way to go was a virtual machine with windows installed. For this I used Sun’s Virtual Box. This filled the gap nicely. However, it was a little processor intensive to run some of the smaller apps.
Luckily for me (and you) a new wrapper for Wine has been released. WineBottler manages and wraps your windows based applications into Mac OS X apps. 
So – once downloaded and installed, WineBottler will keep an eye out for any Windows files (with .exe extensions) and offer to kindly wrap them for you in a wine based OS X app.
WineBottler even comes with the ability to download pre-wrapped Windows applications, apps such as Amazon’s Kindle, BusPro 8.1, Diva-GlS, Filzip, Guild Wars, Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, K-Melson, Steam, Tech2000, Textpad, Total Commander, Winzip and WixEdit.
I have yet to install and test Wine, but I have read on other blogs that it works pretty well!
In the meantime, why not download your copy and see what you can wrap!

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Infrastructure Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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