Recommendations for users with Non-Windows OS

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Diversity Workbench under Mac OS

You may run the Diversity Workbench under Mac operating systems by using a Windows virtualization software. There are several tools available for your Mac.

Note: You need a valid license key for the Windows installation!


VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 high performance virtualization product, extremely rich of features, and freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Step 1: Download VirtualBox from on your Mac.

Step 2: Install VirtualBox according to the user manual, Chapter 1: First steps.

Step 3: Install a Windows version of your choice under VirtualBox.

Step 4: Download Diversity Workbench software under VirtualBox and start the applications.

(Tested with MacBook Air)


Run Windows and Mac applications side by side. Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac. The standard edition is available for 79,90 Euro.

Step 1: Buy and download Parallels Standard Edition from Parallels online shop.

Step 2: Install Parallels as described in this manual.

Step 3: Install a Windows version of your choice under Parallels. Details for the installation steps can be found here.

Step 4: Download Diversity Workbench software (under Parallels desktop) and start the applications.

(Tested with MacBook Pro)

User feedback (E.H., May 2019):

Ich habe einen Macbook Pro mit macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Als Virtualisierungs-Software verwende ich Parallels Desktop 14, darunter läuft Windows 10. Die Hinweise zur Installation sind ausreichend und selbsterklärend. Zum Punkt 4, Download Diversity Workbench Software, war es nicht nötig, diese unter Parallels runterzuladen. Parallels bzw. Windows 10 erkennt die Ordner auf dem Mac und man kann von einem beliebigen Ordner aus das Programm starten.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a multi boot utility included with Apple Inc.'s OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers. The utility's Boot Camp Assistant guides users through non-destructive disk partitioning of their hard disk drive and installation of Windows device drivers. The utility also installs a Windows Control Panel applet for selecting the boot operating system.

See Boot camp description.

(Not yet tested)