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I know that the real answer is that we need to choose a new accounting program. Until then, we have an old, no longer in business Windows program that is not going to work in Win8. Since I'm a Mac user, I was wondering if I could save the day by finding a way to run the program on the Mac. Using BootCamp? or something?

I am using a MacBookPro running OSX version 10.7.5. 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 with 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3.

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What OS was it designed to run on? Perhaps it would work in DOSBox if it was designed to run in DOS. –  vcsjones Mar 3 '13 at 21:41
    
Isn't the X in OSX for UniX? There might be wine available –  Hagen von Eitzen Mar 3 '13 at 21:49
    
The program is Infinity by a company named Componix, org. created in 1983. We have version 4, from 2002, which I think was designed to run under WIn97. It has run under everything up to Win7. We've never tried to run it on a Mac before. –  Sherron0 Mar 3 '13 at 22:17
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Why don't you install an older version of Windows inside VirtualBox on Win8? –  Karan Mar 3 '13 at 23:17

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You could try installing it on Mac using Wineskin. With this tool (actually Wineskin Winery) you can create wrappers for any Windows applications.

Wineskin Main Page: http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki-index.php

If the info on this page is a bit ambiguous, you can search for some video tutorials.

It's not that hard once you did your first wrapper. There are some advanced configuration options, like Winetricks, but a normal application should work with the default configuration.

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Thank you ever so much, all of you. This gives us several things to try!. –  Sherron0 Mar 4 '13 at 19:01

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