Maia Mechanics Imaging (MMI) is a Microsoft Windows application, however, Mac users have several choices for running professional Human Design software on their computers.
First, we encourage everyone to try Jovians new online application — MaiaMechanics.com. Released at the end of 2021, the web app is compatible with any device and browser, available in numerous languages, and is continuously being developed.
If you decide to proceed with installing MMI on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine. However, please test the free edition of MMI first before placing your order to make sure it runs smoothly, this is especially important on an M1 Mac (post-2021).
Here are some of the options available to you (in most cases, a copy of a Windows operating system will be required):
- Parallels and VMWare Fusion: Both applications allow you to run a Windows operating system within your Mac, allowing you to run applications with ease and even share files and resources between the two systems. Most suited for a Mac user with the need for occasional PC use. (The latest Parallels includes Windows 11)
- BootCamp: Apple Computer provides a simple way to install Windows through software called BootCamp. It uses a partition of the disk and turns the Mac into a regular PC, it has the disadvantage that you either start the computer with MacOS or with Windows, but not both. It is most suited for someone who needs a PC and will use the Mac for occasional tasks.
- Virtualbox: A free alternative, community-maintained solution.