Changing to mac...?


#1

I’m looking to replace my computer, and i thought i might take this opportunity jump ship and buy a mac; however, it seems that i would have to buy a new rhino license to get the mac version, even though have a full windows license?

Can someone confirm if this is correct, and if so, what is the reason for this?
I have other software which is able to be installed on either a mac or a windows machine, which is what i would have expected…

Certainly that would be a reason to not buy a mac…

thanks
rabbit


#2

the logic reason into the direction of windows would be because mac has a few things missing still see the list, its also cheaper therefor. the other direction from windows to mac should logically work which it unfortunately does not either AFAIK.


#3

This is correct. Currently Rhino for Windows and Rhino for Mac are considered as two separate products, there are no cross-platform licenses nor crossgrades possible.

–Mitch


(Chris Kuether ) #4

If I were contemplating such a move, I would use Bootcamp and run WinRhino.


#5

I did that for many years and I must say I like OS X and the native Mac version better (I have been able to get along with the missing features so far).

Philip


#6

I’d second @Philip so long as missing aspects are not a deal breaker for your workflow. I prefer the Mac version.

That said, I keep the Windows version around ‘just in case’, however, that has been few and far between for me since GH has been functional in the Mac WIP.