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Mac - Run Internet Explorer Active X Controls

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.
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strungCommented:
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/
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