[SD-User] SD & My New iMac Computer

Eddy Swynar deswynar at xplornet.ca
Thu May 26 09:24:15 PDT 2011

Hi Ian,

If you can find an icon to click onto at the WINE website specifically just for downloading the programme, then you are far & away a better man than me...!

I gave up after a half hour.

Why are such things made so deliberately "...user unfriendly"?!

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


On 2011-05-25, at 2:37 AM, Ian Greenshields wrote:

> The programme you need to run Windows software on the Mac (or linux)
> is Wine, all details at www.winehq.org
> I use SD on a linux system with Wine and it works fine. Some years ago
> I posted a how to on this list which should still be in the archives
> if you search for linux & wine.
> The difference between Wine and Bootcamp or Parallels is that you
> don't a need copy of Windows, but it does take more effort to set up.
> Bootcamp is basically a dual boot method so you boot the Mac either
> into Windows or into OS X. Parallels integrates OS X and Windows into
> one screen so you can have OS X and Windows software running side by
> side. Parallels is the cleanest option, but also the most expensive as
> you will need to buy both Windows and Parallels. Wine is free.
> The basic steps are: 1. Download and install Wine on the Mac, 2.
> Download and install SD on to .wine/drive_c, which is created when you
> set up Wine. 3. Set up SD.
> 73 Ian G4FSU
> On 24 May 2011 22:30, Eddy Swynar <deswynar at xplornet.ca> wrote:
>> Good Day All,
>> First-off, Paul, please excuse this duplication of the e-mail I sent to you a few days ago---I tried your suggestion, with no luck whatsoever (sigh!)...
>> Anyway gang, I am the happy owner of a brand new iMac desk top computer from Apple, & all is well---save for one very important shortcoming: I can not run my copy of SD on this set-up!
>> Paul advised me that what I need is a "Windows emulator" in order to allow SD to play---but my son & I scoured the internet for at least an hour the other day looking for just such software, & came up empty-handed. Has anyone reading this successfully made SD run on their iMac...? If so, how'd you do it...? Did you find free downloadable software, & if so, where...?
>> We located a couple of commercial outfits that advertised Window emulators...unfortunately, the cost of the emulator exceeded (in all cases) the original price of a brand new version of SD from Paul! (and I STILL wouldn't be able to run it on the iMac).
>> I love using SD. It's the only post-contest logging software that I'm comfortable with, & it does everything that I could possibly ask for.
>> Any & all suggestions welcomed at this time. Without SD, I can see the complete demise of formal contest entries from VE3CUI - VE3XZ...seriously! (not that it'd make any difference to contest sponsors, of course!).
>> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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