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Kcko's profile image Kcko posted 1 month ago in General Permalink

Hi all,

Is there a known and proven way to run heidiSQL on a Macbook with all features without any problems? HeidiSql is the last reason why I dont want to switch.

I planned to buy MacBook Pro 2022 (13 or 14 with M1/M2)

Thx a lot.

heydatsmyrice's profile image heydatsmyrice posted 1 month ago Permalink

You can either use Boot Camp Assistant and install Windows on a separate partition or use a virtual machine software such as VirtualBox and run the Windows instance at the same time you run the macOS.

Kcko's profile image Kcko posted 1 month ago Permalink

You can either use Boot Camp Assistant and install Windows on a separate partition or use a virtual machine software such as VirtualBox and run the Windows instance at the same time you run the macOS.

Thx for reply.

Due to one program to install windows, welcome to Apple :|

heydatsmyrice's profile image heydatsmyrice posted 1 month ago Permalink

You can either use Boot Camp Assistant and install Windows on a separate partition or use a virtual machine software such as VirtualBox and run the Windows instance at the same time you run the macOS.

Thx for reply.

Due to one program to install windows, welcome to Apple :|

I apologize, but I don't understand what you mean.

Kcko's profile image Kcko posted 1 month ago Permalink

Hi,

That was just a sigh, nothing against your advice (too complicated solutions for a simple thing at first look)

Too bad that heidi doesn't work natively on mac :(

heydatsmyrice's profile image heydatsmyrice posted 1 month ago Permalink

Ahh ok, I get it. I'd really look into installing VirtualBox then running Windows off of it. There are lots of how to's to do this. I've used that software countless times and it works great. Good luck!

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 1 month ago Permalink

I would love to provide Mac and Linux versions of HeidiSQL. Unfortunately the VCL libraries I am using since roughly 20 years for Heidi, are Windows-only controls. Delphi has support for Mac and Linux, but you have to write the application from the scratch with a different component library (FireMonkey).

Kcko's profile image Kcko posted 1 month ago Permalink

I don't have a Mac yet, I'll buy one for Christmas. Then I'll try it right away, thank you very much.

Btw, is it a good choice? (Macbook pro 14" with M1-pro / 16GB RAM / 512 SDD) ? I really like OLED 4K display and much ports than two (than 13" pro version ...)

Kcko's profile image Kcko posted 1 month ago Permalink

@ansgar, I really understand, but thanks for this by far the best tool what i ever seen / use

heydatsmyrice's profile image heydatsmyrice posted 1 month ago Permalink

@Kcko

Those specs should be good enough. You can always get a USB-C adapter if you wanted more ports. Do you plan on connecting external monitors to it? If so, then there would be no point in spending more money on the 14" if you are just going to connect displays to your mac and not use the display of the laptop itself. But it all depends on what you plan to do. Honestly, ever since I started working in IT, I don't know how I ever functioned without multiple displays. Right now, I currently have 3 but I need at least 2.

Kcko's profile image Kcko posted 1 month ago Permalink

@heydatsmyrice

In my current workflow im using 2 external 24" monitors.

I dont want bigger NTB (I have been using it for the last 10 years only 13" NTB). It seems to me that the 14" one is the best and has the most ports (maybe i will not need a DOCK station). The worst thing will be reorientation from WIN to MACOSX (working with windows is crazy in my opinion) And last but not least, I will miss X programs

  • HeidiSQL
  • TotalCommander
  • ShareX

We will see ... I am a long time user of DELL XPS notebooks, but last model (plus) is really way to hell.

heydatsmyrice's profile image heydatsmyrice posted 1 month ago Permalink

@heydatsmyrice

In my current workflow im using 2 external 24" monitors.

I dont want bigger NTB (I have been using it for the last 10 years only 13" NTB). It seems to me that the 14" one is the best and has the most ports (maybe i will not need a DOCK station). The worst thing will be reorientation from WIN to MACOSX (working with windows is crazy in my opinion) And last but not least, I will miss X programs

  • HeidiSQL
  • TotalCommander
  • ShareX

We will see ... I am a long time user of DELL XPS notebooks, but last model (plus) is really way to hell.

Well I hope that your transition to macOS will go smoothly. Again, I'd highly recommend running a VM.

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