This is the best news I’ve had all week! RootsMagic has just announced the new MacBridge product that runs RootsMagic on a Mac computer without Windows! As the Roots Magician Bruce Buzzbee described it last summer, MacBridge is a easy-to-install single product workaround using CrossOver to install and run RootsMagic (hope I’ve got this right). I’ve run RootsMagic with the full CrossOver and been disappointed by the updates and mystifying WINE terminology, so I’m excited to try MacBridge and the easier and more direct installation process.
MacBridge is listed to run both the free and paid versions of RootsMagic on a Mac, without Windows. Sure, a Mac can run RootsMagic with virtualization software like Parallels, VM Fusion, or Apple BootCamp, but you still need to install Microsoft Windows on the Mac. CrossOver from Codeweavers and Open Source WINE run many programs, including RootsMagic, but my experience has been less than wonderful with CrossOver. If the new MacBridge works as promised, the entry ticket of $9.95 will be well worth the price of admission to the Magic Show.
Thank you, Roots Magician!
Denise Levenick says
And I am sure we will hear reviews and reports in the weeks to come, Cheryl. I'm looking forward to trying our MacBridge, especially if it's easier than working with RootsMagic and CrossOver.
Cheryl Palmer says
I will be anxious to hear how everyone likes it before I jump on the bandwagon, I am sure I will need to learn something! This is VERY exciting news!!! Thanks for sharing Denise!