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  1. #11
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    It would actually be quite a bit of work to make a Mac port. While we would like to have a port and we are aware of the demand, we just don't have the resources to make a Mac version at this time.

    Most of our customers that have switched to Mac are running Beyond Compare in a virtual copy of Windows using either Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/) or VMware Fusion (http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/).

    We've also had one customer report success running BC2 on an Intel Mac using the Darwine emulator (http://www.kronenberg.org/darwine/). I don't know if Darwine will work with BC3.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Default Need BC3 under OS X

    Just to express my interest. I really wait for BC3 for OS x. BTW I could live with a Linux port running under X11 until a native OS X version is ready.

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    Default Yet another request for Mac Port

    I have been a long time user of BC2 and as a recent convert to the Mac would like to add my voice to the others looking for a Mac version of BC. It may never happen, but it won't be because we didn't ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgillespie View Post
    <rant>Surely if running a wide range of software is a requirement, why on earth do people buy a Mac? I mean it's common knowledge that it's got a fraction of the software that Windows has..

    Every where you go, you see mac owners pestering companies for mac versions.. Perhaps they should have considered the software they want to run as a higher priority than the "coolness" factor of MacOS.</rant>
    Because we're so sick of Microsoft Windows that we're about ready to puke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura View Post
    Because we're so sick of Microsoft Windows that we're about ready to puke!
    Me too. That's why I now use GNU/Linux about 99% of the time.

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    Default BC2 works fine under Darwine

    BS3 however does not.. ..I'd appreciate a BS3 port to OS X soooo much!

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    Default Other software solutions

    For Mac Users, there are at least two solutions to compare files and folders.

    The first one is free as it is distributed with Mac OS X developer tools on the Mac OS X DVD. It is called FileMerge and is located in /Developer/Applications/Utilities. It works only on Mac OS X.

    You can find an article about how to use it in http://www.macworld.com/article/4958...3/cmpfldr.html.

    The second one is Deltawalker sold at http://www.deltopia.com/compare-merge-sync/macosx/. It works on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.

    I did not compare with BC3, but it leas there are also solutions on Mac OS X to compare files and folders contents.

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    Default Another long time bc user wants it on mac!...

    now!-)...

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgillespie View Post
    <rant>Surely if running a wide range of software is a requirement, why on earth do people buy a Mac? I mean it's common knowledge that it's got a fraction of the software that Windows has..

    Every where you go, you see mac owners pestering companies for mac versions.. Perhaps they should have considered the software they want to run as a higher priority than the "coolness" factor of MacOS.</rant>
    have to buy a Mac to do iPhone dev...

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    Just ordered a new Mac Pro, my first Mac, and BC3 is one of the apps I'll be using VMWare to run. A native (or X) version would be great.

    -glenn

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