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Alpari Teaches Mac Users How to Trade Forex on MT4

May 15 2013
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Forexbrokerz.com

According to recent data, approximately 7% of the world's computer users rely on OS X for their needs (that is, they're Mac and not PC users). This may seem like a really small number, and yet, OS X is the third most used operating system worldwide, after Windows 7 and Windows XP (that last one is not even supported by Microsoft any more). 

 
This is why most software solution providers design their products both for Windows and for Mac, or at least offer browser-based versions that are compatible with any OS. Most, but not all. 
 
The publisher of Metatrader 4, one of the most popular forex trading platforms in the world, however, doesn't seem to think that these 7% computer users are worthy of getting their own build of the platform (or a web trader, as of that matter). For this reason, some brokers team up with third party providers to offer Mac users the chance to trade conveniently – Vantage FX and GO Markets have been offering a solution for a while now, and a few weeks ago XEMarkets came up with a desktop version of the platform. 
 
The next brokerage to follow their lead is Alpari UK – well, sort of. While the company doesn't go as far as XEMarkets, it suggests using an emulator to get MT4 going on a Mac. The emulator app that should be installed is called PlayOnMac, and essentially creates a virtual PC on an Apple machine, letting you run any native Windows program. PlayOnMac is available for download free of charge but donations are welcome.
 
Personally, I don't feel that any credit should be given to Alpari for googling “how to run Windows programs on a Mac”, but at least some effort has been done: the broker has put on its website a step-by-step tutorial on installing PlayOnMac and running MT4 on it. Obviously, putting a few screen grabs with descriptions is not exactly rocket science but it's the intention that counts – and it seems that Alpari's intention was to make things easier for its clients. 
 
Of course, the broker offers the services of its customer support representatives but if I were you, I'd skip the pleasure of talking to them; these people have no sense of humor whatsoever – just see for yourself. 
 
 

About Alpari

 
Founded in 1998, the international Alpari brand is one of the leading names in online Forex trading and was recently listed as the world's third largest broker in a 2012 report from online financial portal Forex Magnates, with an average monthly trading volume of more than 200 billion US dollars.
 
Alpari has earned the trust of hundreds of thousands of clients in more than 150 countries across the world, thanks in large part to its reputation for delivering high-quality products and top-notch customer support. The Alpari brand is represented in many of the world's leading centers of commerce, with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Dubai, Frankfurt and Moscow.
TAGS: Alpari UK  forex trading  forex broker  Windows  Mac OS  Apple  Metatrader 4  MT4 

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