Using MS Money On A Mac Via Virtual PC


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Jim LaBrie

I¹ve recently switched from Windows to the Mac OS. However, I far prefer MS
Money to Quicken. Does anyone have experience running Money on a Mac via
Virtual PC? I¹m mostly concerned about back-ups, for which I¹ve always used
Zip disks. Anyone have any experience, positive or negative, doing this?

JL
Aptos, CA
 
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Dick Watson

Using MS Money On A Mac Via Virtual PCIt will be interesting to see if
anybody bites on this one.

My initial reaction is that is would be like watching dry paint discolor
over time, given the performance issues Money suffers on bleeding edge fast
Wintel boxes.

I’ve recently switched from Windows to the Mac OS. However, I far prefer MS
Money to Quicken. Does anyone have experience running Money on a Mac via
Virtual PC? I’m mostly concerned about back-ups, for which I’ve always used
Zip disks. Anyone have any experience, positive or negative, doing this?

JL
Aptos, CA
 
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Glyn Simpson, MVP

I've tried many versions of Money in Virtual PCs. Performance can be a
killer on any version, unless you set the Virtual PC to share CPU even when
minimized (can't remember the setting). Money 2005, i had some problems with
and haven't tried it since August. Backups should be fine, so long as you
can access the hardware from within the VPC.
 
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Russ Craig

I've just made a similar conversion to Mac. Trying 2005 with Virtual PC on a
new iMac G5 with 1GB memory. It's remarkably slow, but workable. I save the
back up to the virtual C: drive because it does not seem to like saving to
the iMac's hard drive as a shared folder. New transactions are not accepted,
the backup save fails altogether, and i ran into all kinds of freaky problems
with online updates. I'm guessing this has to do with the difference in file
system, though i can save directly to the iMac drive from Visio without any
trouble. (Supposed to have this capability with VPC.)

If you're saving your backup to a zip disk, it might be a good idea to use a
PC formatted disk, rather than a Mac formatted disk.

Anyone have other ideas for why Mny2005 won't save to a shared folder from
Virtual PC?


russ
 

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