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Does anyone use ProSeries on an Apple Computer? If so would you recommend Apple or PC?

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ProSeries does not support or write the program for the Mac Operating system. With that being said there are a lot of users out there who have Apple computers and run Windows so it really depends on the Operating system that is installed on the system.


We only Support Windows. I hope that helps. Also to note we do not support parallels. 

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ProSeries does not support or write the program for the Mac Operating system. With that being said there are a lot of users out there who have Apple computers and run Windows so it really depends on the Operating system that is installed on the system.


We only Support Windows. I hope that helps. Also to note we do not support parallels. 

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I asked this at one point I think or I was pondering it. Why @Jeff H does PS not support or write for both?
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Lacerte does not work on MAC either, FWIW.

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"Why @Jeff H does PS not support or write for both?"

Because Intuit believes that tax preparers and accountants are too boring to use those flashy Apple products :grimacing:
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lol....no way jose...I prefer apple anyways. Windows is too volatile.
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I wish I had a solid answer for you. Our stance for as long as I have been here is we only program for Windows based computers. 


If it helps here ate the System Requirements for the 2018 ProSeries Software

https://accountants-community.intuit.com/articles/1732106-system-requirements-for-2018-proseries-pro...

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Thats more or less what I was wondering. I was mostly curious. I like Apple products and would make the switch immediately if that was the case. Gracias
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Are you saying I can't starting using my "Apple IIe" to do tax returns?  The program doesn't come on 5 1/4 inch floppy disks?   :smile::smile:
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If you are really REALLY keen to run ProSeries on Mac, you may consider installing Windows on your Mac either in a virtual machine window or dual-boot (using Boot Camp).

Another alternative would be to install Wine but you will likely run into problems because it does not require Windows to be installed and Wine would attempt to rewrite the codes so that the software could be run on a Mac.

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Either way, the set up will not be supported by Intuit, so you may run into a brick wall when you need technical support.
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