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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:45 am
by Nussgipfel
I checked with MacMall yesterday and their top of the line MacPro laptop with 4 GB with RAM and 250 GB HD can be ordered with Windows Vista Ultimate pre-installed and Paralles for approx. US $ 3,800.00 after mail-in rebates.

Have a great weekend all!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:35 am
by corvus
Any chance of recompiling TB for Mac OS? I know it's a fair amount of work but how many other trading/analysis programs are out there for the mac platform?
Forum Mgmnt wrote:I really wanted to buy a Mac laptop but ended up getting an IBM T60p instead. The ONLY reason I didn't buy a Mac is the screen size. They just didn't have enough vertical pixels for my taste.


But the Mac OS is much much better. My next desktop will be a Mac, and my next laptop once they have at least the same vertical pixels.

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:11 am
by Tim Arnold
We have no plans to develop a Mac native version. Customers that use the Parallels solution seem quite happy.

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:40 pm
by Nivlek
It may certainly be the case that Wintel software can be run on an Mac via Parallels (or other VM's), but I think given the choice - any Mac user would prefer that their software not have to rely on an alternate OS (I know I do).

I don't currently use TB, but having an OSX version would be a large selling feature to myself and probably many other Mac users.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:58 am
by Nussgipfel
Does anybody have any experience with Fusion 2 on an Apple computer and Tradingblox? Would you prefer Fusion overs Parallels? Why?

When either using Fusion or Parallels do you use it with Vista and which version? (Home, Pemium, Ultra?)


Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:15 am
by Johnedoe
I have a MacBook Pro and I run fusion with windoz XP.... it runs great, far better than parallels. I can have both platforms open simultaneously, apple on one monitor and windoz on a second monitor, I have not noticed any speed loss or any other problems.

I think this is an excellent combination.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:19 pm
by gunter
I used to run all my backtests in Excel. In 2009, I used Paralles and Windows XP with Excel to run these tests. My Macbook with a Core2Duo at 2.4 GHz was soundly beaten by my 5 year-old Dell Pentium 4 at 2.4 GHz running the exact same backtest.

At the time, I reformatted my old Dell as Parallels just was too slow for my needs. That said, XP and Excel aren't good at using multiple cores. I don't know if things have improved with Windows 7, and I haven't tested it, but generally once things started getting very CPU-intensive, Parallels really started bottlenecking my Mac.