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Old 01-11-2016, 05:52 PM   #21
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It's not difficult to install Parallels, but every other Mac OS upgrade requires you to upgrade Parallels. And you need to purchase and maintain a copy of Windows, with all of its own warts and admin headaches. All that just to run Quicken has been a hassle for me. And it takes up a lot of space on my laptop, and it causes my Time Capsule to fill up with backups quickly. And I'm never completely sure the Windows data files are being backed up properly in Time Machine. So while it works, I was willing to give Quicken Mac a try to see if I could live with it and finally rid myself of the Parallels/Windows aggravation.

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Old 01-11-2016, 06:11 PM   #22
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After using Quicken 2016 Mac for two days, I'm not very happy with it. I can't download my Pen Fed IRA or my Ascensus 401K. Wait time for phone or chat support is 25 minutes. And the reporting capabilities of the Mac version are so basic they might as well not even exist.

Since I paid almost nothing for it I don't really care, but I was hoping to finally get rid of Parallels and Windows 8 running on my Mac just to maintain Quicken for Windows. Pretty disappointing.
Quicken is the only app that makes me still run Windows, however I know of no equal at the moment.

I never ran Parallels and instead using Oracle VM VirtualBox and free Windows 7 image. It does expire every 90 days but takes 10 min to configure a new one. I use it only for Quicken and so far was very happy with this solution.

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Old 01-11-2016, 06:38 PM   #23
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I have used Crossover by Codeweavers instead of parallels to run 2014 Quicken for Windows on a Mac.

I have not upgraded Crossover even though I've upgraded the laptop to Yosemite.

We are to the edge of my knowledge, so you'd need to consult them about how much space it takes up.

Also, I don't download transactions, but it should work.


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