Posted by William on 3/26/2009 in applications, darwine, ipod, legal, leopard, mac, parallels, tiger, vmware, windows, wizard, x11
For those of you that don't know what Ipod Wizard is, it is software used to edit the Ipods background, fonts and overall look. As of now, I've only known that Ipod Wizard could be used on Windows computers, but TODAY IS A NEW DAY! Now this method is FREE and very easy to use. One problem (at least for me) is that you need an intel mac with Tiger or Leopard and X11.
What's X11? Well I'm not exactly sure myself, but it is used to run Windows applications. Now, if you have Leopard, it should already be installed on your computer, but with Tiger it may not (You can type X11 in spotlight to see if it shows up). For those Tiger users that don't have it installed, you can download it from the Tiger installation CD, just put it in and go to optional installs and find X11. If you lost or just never had a CD don't fret. Luckily I found this website to download X11 for free (legally too). On the site are instructions on how to install X11.
Next, you will need this FREE program called Darwine and download the link that says (Universal). After Downloading unzip the file and drag the Darwine folder into your applications folder AND YOU'RE DONE! Now you can use most if not all windows .exe files (as far as I know). Next time you download a windows .exe file the Darwine icon should be next to it showing that it will work. As for Ipod Wizard, just download the file and open it like usual. I think that this is a Significant alternative to buying VMware or Parallels if you just want to use a few windows applications. Any questions? Comments? BRING THEM OUT and I'll try to answer them.