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Although NARS2000 is primarily established as a Windows-based program for both 32- and or 64-bit systems, it can be usable on a variety of platforms.

The current version of NARS2000 may be run on many Windows platforms, including all Windows 7 and later versions. Furthermore, a long-term goal is to enable NARS2000 to be built on Linux, Mac OS, etc. as per user requests and Developer interests. If you do not have a Windows machine, the following may be helpful to you:

Five ways to run Windows software on a Mac. From, methods include 1)Virtual Machines, 2)Boot Camp, 3)Wine, 4)CrossOver Mac (not free) and 5)Remote Desktop.

Four ways to run Windows software on Linux. Again from, methods include 1)Use Wine, 2)Run Windows in a Virtual Machine, 3)Try Crossover (not free) and 4)Remote Desktop. A fifth way per PC World is dual booting both Linux and Windows on your machine. This essentially involves partitioning hard drives with a portion reserved for Linux and a portion reserved for Windows. With costs of external hard drives continuing to decline, buying an external or network hard drive may free up hard drive storage space requirements.

How to Run Windows Software on a Chromebook {notebook or tablet PC}. Again from, methods include 1)Access a Windows Desktop Remotely, 2)Use Developer Mode and Install Wine (not available for all Chromebooks), 3)Use Developer Mode and Install a Virtual Machine (may require an Intel Chromebook).

Furthermore, if you work using a tablet or other computing device which supports remote desktop software such as Team Viewer and you have a home or work computer running Windows - then you can remotely use NARS2000 over your network and internet using that computer as a host and your local device as a client. Network and internet speeds are sufficiently fast and TeamViewer, for instance, is very good at making your remote desktop seem and respond as if virtually right in front of you.

Wine = "Wine Is Not an Emulator"[edit | edit source]

However that doesn't mean it can't run on other operating systems such as Linux or Mac OS thanks to a Translation Layer program such as Wine. From the WineHQ website

"Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop."

Indeed, NARS2000 has been tested running under Wine on Linux-based and Mac OS systems without a hitch. See these instructions for installing Wine and running programs under Mac OS.

How To Run NARS2000 Under Wine[edit | edit source]

To run NARS2000 on your non-Windows operating system, go to the download section of the Wine website and download a binary version of Wine appropriate to your system, install it, download the latest version of NARS2000, unzip it, and run it as

wine NARS2000.exe