3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2006 3:13 PM by Kappy
packgo21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Does anyone know if there is a Mac version of Fidelity Active Trader Pro?

If not, how could I run Fidelity Active Trader Pro on the iMac? Do you recommend using Virtual PC (I hear is very slow) or Darwine (I hear they made a version for the new Mac's with the Intel Chips, is this true?)? I intend on purchasing the new 20" iMac Intel Core Duo by the end of this week.

Thanks,

Packgo

Mac Mini 1.42Ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.5)  
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,730 points)
    If you are truly planning to be an "active" trader, then buy yourself a Window's box. Running Fidelity's Active Trader in an emulation will be far too slow for practical usage.

    Don't hold your breath waiting for Fidelity to make a Mac version of the product. When Active Trader was first written it ran in your browser, but wouldn't work on any Mac browser.
  • packgo21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I currently have Fidelity Active Trader Pro for Windows. Thanks for cofirming that they do not have a Mac version.

    I agree that Virtual PC is very slow. Have you ever used Darwine?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (257,730 points)
    No, I have no experience with other emulators except VPC, GuestPC, and IEmulator. The latter two are even slower than VPC.

    All that I know about Darwine is that it is not yet a general release but a developer's preview release. I'm not even sure that any major Window's apps will run. As I understand it can run only very basic .exe files. I don't think it's ready for prime time.