[How to] Run Windows Applications on Mac using WinOnX

Mac OS X has thousands of apps available but as we all know being the leader in worldwide PC market share, Windows has the largest application base as compared to Mac OS X and not all the apps which run on Windows platform run seamlessly on OSX.

So till now we either used Bootcamp for Windows or try other types of virtualization software like Parallels or VMWare to run Windows based application on Mac OS X.

Not anymore! Nirmal Balachandran a fellow MVP recently reported about a great software which allows us to run Windows applications on Mac OSX. WinOnX App allows us to use Windows based apps on our Mac OSX environment, it is based on the popular Wine open source project which is well known for running Windows apps on open source operating systems like Linux.

This is what you need to do for running a Windows  application using WinOnX:

  1. Download and install WinOnX on your Mac system running Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  2. Choose the desires Windows application which u want to run on your Mac.
  3. Double-click on the Windows application set up file and install the app.

After the installation on WinOnX Mac users can run Windows based apps by double clicking the application icon.

The WinOnX app can be found on The Mac App Store and is available for $4.99.