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Packet Tracer on Mac 

I was decided trying mac os however, several problem comes because lot of application that used for supporting my job or study running under windows operation system and not all of software developer launch for mac version eg: cisco packet tracer (a network simulator software). after search on google, several alternative can be solution to fix it :

  1. Virtual OS
  2. Dual boot OS
  3. Emulator

i’m not interest for option number one due to running more than one operation system in same time may cause performance degraded, more resource needed while running multi OS together. just skip the second option like option number one, the reason is so simple, we must often booting the computer in order to change other OS and IMHO mac appearance doesn’t match for other operation system interface. so i choose the emulator (PlayOnMac) as solution.

a quote taken from an article below described

PlayOnMac is a Wine packager, Wine means ‘Windows Emulator’ and comes from the Linux community. The PlayOnMac packager makes use of the Mac’s X11 GUI environment latent in many *nix based operating systems.

Wine is not a new thing for me, i ever use this application before while running several windows application on my linux ubuntu

How to install cisco packet tracer on you mac ? let’s check this out a simple tutorial from several references

  • Login into your cisco academy account for downloading packet tracer installer, choose for windows version (i’m downloading packet tracer version 533)
  • Go to http://www.playonmac.com register an user account and download the latest version of PlayOnMac (i’m downloading 4.1.8)
  • Install PlayOnMac dmg following the process until finish

Launch PlayOnMac then install packet tracer by click install new program menu

Choose install a non listed program menu below
 Browse packet tracer file installer on your located folder
Follow step by step of installation process and If you’re found error please running debugger and check the error message, find compatibility software with wine version, in this post i’m using wine version 1.5.18, you can change wine version by select configure menu and click menu + for adjust wine version, makes sure your mac connected to internet for downloading available wine version

Packet Tracer Run on my OSX

Screen Shot 2012-11-30 at 9.37.48 AM

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