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, David Schmalz <ddschmalz@...> wrote:
> I imagine the "tech people" are really concerned about emulators that
> would be running Windows under something like Parallels or VM Ware
> out of fear that they would not have control of their network and
> whatever licenses would be needed for software and antivirus
> programs. If you assure them that the Sheepshaver installation will
> not have a network connection and that you are only installing the
> software for which you already have the licenses, they should not
> have any basis for an objection to your doing so. As was said
> earlier, it cannot "damage" your Mac or its software. If they still
> prohibit the installation, they are just obstructionists who need to
> be overruled by whoever has authority over them (and in my opinion,
> they should be replaced with someone more competent).
> Good luck,
> On Jan 30, 2010, at 11:49 AM, aharbell wrote:
> > he said the 'tech people' will not allow us to use an emulator on
> > school machines
I can see some of the issues that the tech people have.
I should point out that unlike Parallels or VMWare or even Wine that Sheepshaver is very unrefined. It has problems interacting with files stored on Intel mac main drive and is not the easiest thing in the world to use. That translates into more work for the IT guys which is not something yo really want.
Furthermore there is the issue of having an emulator for just one program when there are alternatives like OpenOffice and older versions of MSword that can at least get to the text of the Wordperfect file.