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Mappoint For Mac?

This is a discussion on Mappoint For Mac? within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Has anyone heard any plans for a Mac version of Mappoint? We are going to purchase the product, and can ...

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    Mappoint For Mac?

    Has anyone heard any plans for a Mac version of Mappoint?

    We are going to purchase the product, and can run on a PC is necessary, but I would hate to get this for PC and it come out on Mac six months down the road.

    Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    MapPoint will never come out for the Mac. There will never be a Mac version of the software.

    That said, I have heard that MapPoint will run on a Mac using a Windows emulator.. but I haven't tried it firsthand and don't know what emulator software to recommend.

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    You would need Virtual PC for Mac (now a Microsoft product )

    But if you've lots of data mapped, MapPoint requires a powerful processor, so you might find that it's not adequate via an emulator.

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    MapPoint

    Does anyone know of a Mac program similar to Microsoft's MapPoint?

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    Hi,

    What about MONO ? If mapoint component only use .NET calls then it is possible that if you build your own program with the component that it will run on MONO as whell, so on Linux and on Mac. But maybe this is for a future versions ?

    Or am I wrong here ?

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    Although I think .Net's wider acceptance depends on Mono's success, I have a sneaky feeling MS might 'accidently' break it, if you see what I mean. MS do have a track record for doing that kind of think.

    I don't think Microsoft have shipped an application built within .Net and the CLI have they? Seems like a case of "Code the way we say, but we will do something else".



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    Hi Richard,

    I have more or less the same feeling

    BTW 90% of my work is in Delphi 5 or 7 with the good old win32 And the only 2 reason I use .NET is because I can use the mappoint component in it (in Delphi only object model), and it gives me the opportunity to learn a little of .net

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