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Getting ArcGIS on to a Macbook Air (or other laptop without a disco drive)?

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Hello,

 

I'm a geography student in Northern Ontario, Canada. I just found out I have access to some version of ArcGIS available through the school library on a student licence. It's on a disc.

 

Is there a way of getting it on my Macbook given that it doesn't have a disc drive?

 

On top of that, I'm guessing it's probably not compatible with Apple products. Would parallels enable ArcGIS to run?

 

Thanks.

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If you have access to the file whether on disc or harddrive you could just copy it to flashdisk and install it

 

yup ArcGIS doesnt support Mac, you can install windows on your mac via bootcamp or other alternative.

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I'm user of Mac 5 year ago and my all experience of this is that better way for use ArcGIS is just make a clear installation of Windows  using Parallel is the better way.... just have to be sure that you have more than 4 GB of RAM.... regards

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@3dbu @stuart1974 

I'm starting out in a beginner GIS class and I want to use the free boot camp option for using windows on my mac. 

Do you think having 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 + 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of processing power and memory is ok?

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if you bootcamp it then its more than enough IMO if you plan to virutalize it in mac for example parallels then that is not enough. why dont you upgrade the ram to 8 gig. ram is cheap nowadays anyway.

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