[Wine] Help installing Win on MacBook Pro

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Sun Sep 11 00:08:40 CDT 2011

"doh123" <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> o1sowise wrote:
> > My son is taking some programming courses in school and it would
> > be very helpful if he could run Visual Studio on his Mac.  I own
> > older VB5 and Visual Studio 6 (from my old PC days).
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> > Can someone please guide me (e.g. show me all the steps I need
> > to follow to install Wine) so that I can then install VB5 and
> > VS6?
> > 
> > He's not going to do intense programming, just syntax check his
> > code and run simple stuff.
> I've tried running some MS IDE (like those you want to install),
> and they just do not run well or at all under Wine.  You are much
> better off getting something like VirtualBox (which is free) and
> installing a real copy of Windows inside it...

Unless he is learning Windows programming specifically, he might
well be better off using a native Mac development setup instead of
trying to learn generic programming techniques on (proprietary)

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