How to Install Tally on Mac Operating System
Tally is a famous accouting software used widely in India. Rightnow the application is only available for Windows. Those you are using Linux can use Tally via Wine. But what if you own a Mac system and want to use Tally on that. There are three ways of using Tally on a Mac system. First by Virtualization, Second by Bootcamp and third by using a Emulator. By Virtualization application like Vmware you can install Windows XP or Windows 7 inside Mac operating system. The only requirement of this that whatever Mac system you have it must support Virtualization Technology. Second via BootCamp you can install Windows XP on a Mac system. BootCamp help you to use two operating system at a time and you can install Tally in that. Very less modification is done to the system and Tally works same as it works in Windows. I will provide both the procedure here. Third using a Emulator tool. A Emulator tool like CrossOver allows you to run Windows software on Mac. You just need to install this in the Mac system. It works same like Wine work in Linux. But there is very less guarantee for software stability. Till yet there are unknown reasons why Tally is not available for Mac operating system. That be due to low popularity of Mac operating system in India. But today the scenario is different. A number of Mac users in India is increasing.
Installing Tally is not a big deal. You just need to prepare your Mac system to run Windows that's all. A small part of your partition will be used by Windows to run Windows based application. Read below for detailed steps.
Install Tally using Vmware on Windows
Download Vmware Fusion 4. This application is recommended for any user. It is easiest way to switch to Windows without rebooting your system. It works same like a Windows PC.
Bootcamp is another alternative for Mac system to run Windows software. Bootcamp helps you to run Windows as an alternate operating system in your Mac system. The only requirement to run Bootcamp is that your Mac system should be Intel based only. It is much simpler to install and use.
Emulators are those tools which provide cross platform compatibility. There are many emulators for Mac. I am listing some of them which will help you to use Windows software on Mac. But I will not recommend you to use this. The reason is there are chances that many of your application might not work properly. But just for a start you can give a chance as this is the most easy method where you do not require to do any major modification.
Crossover : This is one of the best emulator you can try. It runs lots of Windows tools on Mac without error. There is no need of reboot the system to get in Windows. Crossover also supports Tally. But the same is not tested yet. The only version which is found to be stable is Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 1.1. You can give a try. Unfortunately this too is not for free. You have to buy the same. Also there is no trail version provided to run the test.
iEmulator : iEmulator is another high performance tool for Mac. The only condition to use this emulator is that your Mac system must be Intel based only. The tool is tested with number of Windows application and it worked well. This tool payable and you cannot get a free version of this for a trial.
Re: How to Install Tally on Mac Operating System
I got some alternative accounting software for Mac against Tally. I do not think there will be a Mac version of Tally operating system. There are three software which you can use for accounting purpose in Tally. They are BS1 Accounting, Postbooks & GnuCash. This three of them are easy and nice alternative in place of Tally. You can test them and use the one you like.
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