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can visual studio 2005/2008 supports apple Mac os ??

Posted on 2009-04-01
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can we run  visual studio 2005/2008  and SQL Server 2005/2008 in apple Mac  Operating system ??  We  are developing web application  and windows application using MS windows operating system.


So Can MS VS 2005 /2008 and SQL SERVER 2005/2008  will run in MAC OS ??
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Question by:Tapan Pattanaik
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Officially it's not possible but, using Boot Camp you can boot the MacBook into Windows and run it that way. Alternatively you can install Parallels or Fusion and then install a Windows virtual machine and then install Visual Studio and run it that way.
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And for sure there are some similar software that may achieve the same functionalities , that you may use such as:

MonoDevelop, native C# development on Mac OS X
http://monodevelop.com/Main_Page
QT Creator from Nokia/Trolltech (C++)
http://www.qtsoftware.com/downloads
XCode
http://developer.apple.com/TOOLS/xcode/
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Is asp.net supports in  Apple Mac OS ?
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I believe that you can use mono to un ASP.NET on the MAC OS.
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What i told u earlier, is correct for both desktop and web applications, but
using Mono
http://monodevelop.com/
You can run MANY FEATURES OF asp.net, NOT ALL FUNCTIONALITIES.
or consider using the VM
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Then in my question I have asked ;

 Can  SQL SERVER 2005/2008  will run in MAC OS ??
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I don't believe it natively runs on MAC, but as stated before, you can get any windows based software to run on MAC via a virtual machine.  You can however connect to a SQL server database usin JDBC, I just don't believe you can install it.
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I totally agree with Ramone_Hamilton, you have to make other server for the database or use the VM.
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