Any LPL Reps Using Mac?

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alwaysbullish's picture
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I am trying to determine what computer setup to buy and would prefer to go with a MacBook Pro.  I realize of course that LPL Branchnet will only run on Windows with Internet Explorer.  Is anyone out there using a Mac running Windows with Parallels, Fusion, or Virtual Box?  If so, how is this working for you?  What issues have you encountered and, if you had it to do all over again, would you still go with the Mac or with a PC?  Thanks.

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I was running BranchNet on my MacBook via Boot Camp, but the problem I've found is that LPL now requires whole disk encryption for laptops. I couldn't find a whole disk encryption system that supported Boot Camp. There is talk that the next version of PGP's whole disk encryption will be compatible with Boot Camp, but I haven't found a solution yet. I've delayed buying a new laptop (or net book) while I wait.

Moraen's picture
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Get Fusion.  Works great for most things.

finallyindy's picture
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Coincidently I just got an email from PGP. A lot of this is Greek to me, but I think it says that they will be launching a new product on March 3rd with "Full Disk Encryption for Linux/Mac OSX - Now on Ubuntu, RedHat and Snow Leopard WITH Boot Camp Support.

Might be worth checking out.

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I'm not using a Mac, but I'd love to.  Met a rep at the conference last year who's using a Mac and Parallel's, but I didnt get his contact info.  Anyone doing this with success please post.

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On a related note, i'm curious if anyone from RJ is using a MAC with Parralel/Fusi and Windows, to access Adv Resource Consol, RJNet etcI just started using a new Macbook and i love it, but am stuck with my shtty netbook for RJ Access

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This thread is dated now, but I'm using a Mac and running LPL's BranchNet via Parallels. The disk is encrypted with PGP.

Parallels isn't ideal, but it is worth the hassle so that I can use my MacBook Pro as my primary computer.

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