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SAS for Windows on a Mac

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At this point in time it is not known whether anyone has ever even tried, much less been successful, in installing and running SAS for Windows on Apple's new Intel chipset-based Mac hardware, running Windows in a 'native' mode (using Apple's new Bootcamp facility) to install and run SAS. "Theoretically" it should be possible -- and in fact employees of at least one "Apple Store" claim that it should be "a no brainer."


Why is it not known? See Running SAS on Macintosh OS X 10.4 and Above. Also several SAS-L posts have discussed the matter.--Howles 23:08, 14 July 2008 (EDT)


I am running SAS 9.1.3 on a 2.0 GB MacBook running OS X 10.5. I am using a VMware Fusion 1.1.2 VM running XP Pro with 1.0 GB of memory assigned to Windows. I found the install of XP to be as easy as doing it on a PC and installing SAS on this VM was exactly the same as doing it on a Windows PC. I have not had any out of the ordinary problems with either the guest or host operating system during this time.

I have found the entire process of setup to be intuitive and using XP and PC SAS on my MacBook useful and enjoyable. I don't think that you have to be an expert in Windows or OS X - I for sure am not. I have found myself using this configuration more and more due to how nicely it works.

Also JMP on OS X is nice and is native so Windows is not needed. It may be an overall better solution, especially if you have access to a SAS server.


--SamC 11:41, 20 September 2008 (EDT)