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Thread: Trading platform for Mac Ibook G4

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    Hello traders!! Does anybody know what business or website offers a free forex trading platform that could operate on a Apple Mac ibook g4? Hope someone could direct me to it. Thanks a lot!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Hello traders!! Does anyone know what business or site offers a free forex trading platform that can run on a Apple Mac ibook g4? Hope someone could direct me to it. Thank you a lot!!!!
    Pepotg
    Virtual PC XP/2000/Win98SE is a reasonable solution, if you max out the ram don't wish to conduct backtests etc.. This permits any of those Windows charting packages to run.
    Otherwise try one of those java based platforms such as Oanda. Try googling.

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    My Oanda account runs on my Mac G4. But it is based and not installed on the machine.

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    What's your ibook's speed and memory?

    Virtual PC will slow EVERYTHING down unless you've got one juicy iBook.

    That means qoutes and order execution as well.

    I understand many agents advoe it, but they are brokers. Take it prevent using unless you absolutely need to!

    Stick with the Java's on Mac like I really do.

    Oanda, MG, possibly a few others.

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    The ibook has 1.42 Ghz powerPC g4 and 256MB DDR SDRAM. Pardon me Dealers I'm new to Mac when you say it's Java established then I still do not have a notion. My question then is if I use the G4 ibook and get the stage from Oanda (can it be free for life just like Metatrader4?) Do jhave to do some configuring? However, is supportd on MT4 which runs only on windows. I know that there are many trading egies that can operate on a Mac if you could suggest one that I am able to learn I'll look it over. Thanks a lot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    The ibook has 1.42 Ghz powerPC g4 and 256MB DDR SDRAM. Pardon me Dealers I'm new to Mac so when you say it is Java based then I still don't have a notion. My question then is if I use the G4 ibook and download the stage out of Oanda (is it free for life just like Metatrader4?) Do jhave to do some configuring? But the thing which sets me is the Guppy system I'm studying is supportd on MT4 which runs only on windows. I am aware there are many more trading egies that can run on a Mac so in the event that you were able to suggest one I can learn then I'll check it out. Thanks a lot!!!

    Pepotg
    The problem you may encounter is that in the event that you wish to conduct Metatrader specialists on a different platform, you'll want to loe a Mac program that will allow you to port the code. Offhand I don't know of any. While I like Mac's, in the trading world you'll find your always butting your head against a appliion wall.

    Maybe you have ever thought about just buying a cheap Windows box/laptop only for trading? You don't want anything highly spec'ed. A 700mhz Toshiba 14 should only set you back $150-300.

    As for Oanda, yes it is free for lifetime, but somehow I think that it's charting abilities aren't exactly what your searching for. Either way, start a free demo account try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    The issue you will encounter is that if you wish to conduct Metatrader specialists on a different platform, you will need to loe a Mac program which will let you port the code. Offhand I do not know of any. In the trading world you will find your constantly butting your head, while I like Mac's.

    Have you thought about just buying a cheap Windows box/laptop only for trading? You do not need anything'ed. A Toshiba 14 should just set you back $150-300.

    As for Oanda, yes it's free for lifetime, but I think that it's charting capabilities aren't what your looking for. Either way, start a free demo account try it out.
    Thank you for the input Beachie41! I will attempt to hunt around for the hardware that will suit my budget and needs. Hope I make at trading so I can find a Mac and a good Suppose im not wishful thinking?

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    Regrettably, if you plan on trading on a Mac, you are pretty much confined to trading platforms utilizing Java such Oanda or Gain (forex.com). The transaction execution on the progr are fine, the principal issue is that their feature are good. The download and install apps are faster and much better than Java progr that are Web-based, but you'll need to get a PC for it! PCs are pretty inexpensive. Desktops are sold by Dell . You could have purchased 2 PCs to the price of your iBook that was overpriced. Look on the bright side, however, you may be unable to trade in your iBook, but it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Regrettably, if you plan on trading on a Mac, you are pretty much confined to trading platforms utilizing Java for example Oanda or Gain (forex.com). The transaction implementation on the platforms are fine, the main issue is their charting feature are not all that great. The download and install progr are much better and quicker than Web-based Java platforms, but you'll need to find a PC for it! PCs are pretty inexpensive. Dell sells desktops with strong specs for around 50-60 pips. You probably could have purchased 2 PCs to the price of your overpriced iBook. Look on the bright side though, you might be unable to trade on your own iBook, but it looks good.
    Pip Daddy thanks for the suggestion! I'd rather have the volatility brighten my trading side though than have a great looking mac. lol!! As a rule of thumb how many computers do we will need to trade forex effectively?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;
    Unfortunately, if you plan on trading on a Mac, you're pretty much limited to trading platforms utilizing Java for example Oanda or Gain (forex.com). The transaction implementation on the platforms are fine, the main issue is their feature aren't all that great. The download and install progr are much better and quicker than Web-based Java platforms,
    emphasise trading gaming perhaps not its forte. . .but running among the OS's ever. . .and Oanda platform is as quickly as standalone..don't know where you have your info for that snippet. .

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