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Authored by: Brontojoris on Apr 14, '11 12:50:57AM

I don't think this qualifies as a hint. Running something in a VM because there isn't a native version is just plain obvious!

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Not a hint
Authored by: e_whizz on Apr 16, '11 05:44:01PM

I agree, add this one to the ever mounting pile of non-hints.

As previously commented, it is a little too obvious if a windows program has no equivalent for the mac, then the obvious step to get the functionality for that app running on your mac, is to run it in a Virtual Machine.

If the editor's idea behind this is to get it into the big google index, then think about it. If you were searching for a Mac way to run X, Y or Z and came across this hint as a 'solution' then, guaranteed, the next thing to occur would surely be your palm meeting your forehead.

A more progressive version of this hint, might be to use one of the free/paid software as a service or VM hosting services out there, that might have solved this particular hurdle the author faced, and certainly other situations where Mac versions of the same app are not available.

I would much prefer quality over quantity on this site. It appears over the last few months a minimum quota is trying to be met, and is being filled with lots of 'non hints'.

Plus the instructions for this hint describe it as 'short and sweet'. I would say it is neither short nor sweet.

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