Many months ago , and five pc's later, I jumped in on the MAC revolution. I was fed up with the Windows system and its lack of user-friendly capabilities. Mac provided me with a plethora of new technology to intergrate my personal and business life. Life was great; until I got into real estate.
Here in Florida, listings are accessed through the MLS, and the MLS only runs on Internet Explorer. Bummer. Luckily, when I purchased my Mac, I signed up for a service called One-On-One, which allows you time with a trainer, once a week. This very inexpensive service lets you break away from your pc and master how a Mac thinks. Through those sessions, I discovered that there were several options available to me to practice real estate and use my MacBook.
Those are: BootCamp, VMFusion and Parallels. These three programs are different, yet the same in the sense that they all install the interface of Windows onto your Macintosh, allowing you to use Windows based applications.
I chose VMFusion because the website offers a free 30-day trial, so if it didn't work, I wasn't out any dough. The only thing I did have to purchase was the Windows operating system software. I found this on EBay for $90, after careful consideration as to getting the proper software version and insuring its compatibility.
After a 40 min. download of the Windows software, I was in!!! I had Windows on my Mac- what a sight to see!!!! I pulled up Internet Explorer and logged straight into MLXchange, while doing the happy dance. It works, it works, it works!
And as they say, once you go Mac, you never go back: take that to heart. Knowledge is power.
Disclosure: This in no way, shape or form was an easy task; in fact, was a grueling nightmare!