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Second, Parallels runs OK with 2 monitors but anything more than that and performance degrades with noticeable lag. VMware Fusion is a competitor but in my research the reviews were not as favourable. Macs also come with a built-in utility called Boot Camp. This allows you to partition the hard drive and install Windows along side the Mac operating system. From inside Windows, launch Internet Explorer, then download and install the latest version of TradeStation now on Version 9.
What about the performance on a Mac? Boot up and chart opening times are very acceptable and getting quicker with every update of Parallels and Mac hardware. In addition it handles opening multiple, complex charts all-at-once and no crashes running TradeStation on the Mac. Something that plagued me frequently on my Dells running Windows.
I have a feeling that chart opening times, particularly tick bar charts, are more dependent on the speed of your Internet connection than the speed of your machine. These tests were run in Sydney, Australia, on a good broadband connection. And then there are the usual Pros of running a Mac. But the things that have struck me are:. Yes, no doubt Windows 7, 8, etc. The Windows machine makers should be embarrassed. But rather than seeing these as Cons of running a Mac, I view them as adjustments I need to make.
OK, this is controversial. In October , my Mac started playing up — running slow, spinning beach balls, excessive fan noise.
The final straw was Gmail identified a virus on an outgoing email attachment. Well that started me thinking, maybe Macs can get viruses. In the hunt to find a solution I have discovered MacKeeper. I ran it once and within minutes it identified and fixed a ton of issues — including 2 viruses.
Well, the difference on my Mac is night and day. It now runs super fast and is super quiet again. An upgrade version is not good enough as Microsoft sees this as a brand new installation.
I noticed a little data bursting on my machine lately and so decided to investigate. To get to this settings window, turn off TradeStation and shut down your Windows virtual machine. Remember for everything extra you give your Windows machine, you take away from your Mac machine. So go gently with this stuff. Here are my new TradeStation hotkey settings The Mac keyboard layout forced me to re-think my hotkeys. Just some initial thoughts on trading software for Mac and running TradeStation on a Mac.
The only downside is the time it takes to adjust. The mobile site offers a mobile application intended for small screens.
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