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Using UACALI software with MS-Windows on a Mac

We don't yet have a Macintosh version of our software products (including The Critical Languages Series). However, some users have had success running our software on Macintosh computers using various software and hardware MS-Windows emulators and virtual machines. Note that all of the options listed below require a valid copy of Windows to run the UACALI or CLS software, and the system requirements for each product still apply. A thorough overview of options for Mac users can be found at

Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines allow multiple operating system environments to coexist on the same computer, enabling the use of Windows and other operating systems simultaneously with Mac OS programs. They are the best option for users of Macs with Intel processors.

Boot Camp

    Mac OS X versions 10.5 and newer include a utility called Boot Camp, which helps users to install Windows on their computers. Switching from Windows to Mac (and vice versa) requires restarting the computer.

  • Apple Boot Camp

Software Emulators

Software emulators try to replicate the Windows environment on a Macintosh without any special hardware. They are the best option for users of Macs with G3, G4, or G5 processors. See the manufacturers' specifications below for more information about minimum system requirements.