Solved

Mac - Run Internet Explorer Active X Controls

Posted on 2009-07-06
1
248 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I know nothing about Macs so any suggestions of possible solutions are welcome.

GE makes a CCTV system that can be viewed over the network in Internet Explorer using active x controls that are installed on first connection to the system.  What would it take to get this working on a Mac?  I'm sorry I don't know the Mac OS, but assume it's the latest one.
0
Comment
Question by:Student7
1 Comment
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 500 total points
ID: 24788424
Basically, there is no easy way to do that.  ActiveX is a proprietary MicroSoft product which runs only on Windows. It will not run on the Mac OS.

If you want to use ActiveX on a Mac, you need to run Windows on the Mac or some sort of emulator.

The Mac comes free with a program called BootCamp which allows you to install Windows on a Mac, but you would have to log out of the Mac OS and reboot into Windows every time you wanted to use ActiveX, which I suspect would not be practical.

There are several emulators (some free) which allow you to run WIndows inside a window in the Mac OS without rebooting. Most are summarized here:  http://macwindows.com/winintelmac.html

One more free solution is the Open Source program Wine: http://davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Create a default user profile for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 Create a user account on OS X that will be a template for every other user of that computer. I usually call it “profile” and make it an administrator account for the time being. 1. Install a…
Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
Users will learn how to set proper sequence settings, scale images, paste attributes, add transitions, fades, and music. Open up Final Cut Pro 7 and Create a new Project: Set the Sequence Settings. a) Click File > Easy Setup > Format > Apple ProRe…
Google currently has a new report that is in beta and coming soon to Webmaster Tool accounts. This Micro Tutorial will highlight new features for Google Webmaster Tools.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now