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We have customized a software program for our company that is based on sy-base SQL and powerbuilder on windows machines. We now are thinking to convert to Mac OS. -Is it possible and cheap to do (regardless the price of the mac machines)? - what do we need to install on the mac machines? - Will the programmer need to alter the original program? or will install straight on the mac system? - Who is best to helps performing that task (names and numbers of companies)?


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Whatkind of form is the program on now? is it a executeable file that you run on your windows?
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\015\012If the program requires the sql program and powerbuilder to work, then possibly it might work on the mac with those programs installed.
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\015\012but you haven't really told us much about the program.
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\015\012if the program is written for windows and is in windows executeable form. Then you would either need a emulator or use bootcamp on the mac to run the windows program
\015\012http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html
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\015\012if the program is something that is run out of those two programs then it should work just by installing the programs.
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\015\012Could you ask the programmer that wrote the program? I'm sure he or she would know alot more about it than people who have no idea whatkind of program you have there.
If it was Windows based it was setup to install into the windows directories. Although I'm not as familiar in this field I'm fairly certain you will have to alter quite a bit for the software you customized to work and actually run on a Macintosh.

Sorry, I don't know of anyone who could help you make the migration or suggest using particular methods to make the transition simple.
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