mst121 – Mathcad on an Apple Macintosh

well that’s a relief. It appears that Mathcad will run fine under Parallels on a Mac. Installed with no problems and I’ve run through the first chapters workbooks with no problems. Would have been nice if the Open University could have made a slightly firmer yes/no answer. So that’s another worry out of the way. Handy really, as technically the course started on Friday.

2 comments on “mst121 – Mathcad on an Apple MacintoshAdd yours →

  1. Hi there.
    I’m new to the wonderful world of Mac and I’m due to start MST121 soon. Could you explain to me how to install mathcad on my Mac please. As I can’t seem to get it to work. Thanks in advance

  2. Hi,
    Mathcad won’t run directly on a Mac. You need to have one of the virtual windows products running on it first. When I first wrote this post I was using a product called Parallels, but now I’m using VMware Fusion. Both of these are commercial products and fairly easy to install.

    There is a free virtual windows product for the Mac – Virtual Box, but I’ve not tried it on a Mac or with Mathcad (I’ve used it at work for other applications and it runs those fine).

    All of the above let you install a ‘virtual’ windows machine that runs in the background on your Mac onto which you can then install MathCad.

    Hope that was helpful?

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