2.9. Can I run Interchange on the Macintosh or Windows?

Interchange will not run on a MacOS 7, 8, or 9 operating system. It will run on Mac OS X and other PowerPC Unix variants.

Interchange's *files* can be manipulated by any computer. As long as uploads/downloads of database source, pages, and configuration files are done in ASCII mode, there is no reason why they can't be edited on a Mac. And with MySQL or other ODBC databases on your UNIX-based ISP, you can even directly interface to the database you use with Interchange provided you have the scarce ODBC middleware needed for the Mac.

Interchange can be run on Windows with the Cygwin tool set (1.3.2 or higher) available from http://www.cygwin.com/, but there are numerous anomalies and it may be difficult to get operating reliably. It is never recommended that you run a production catalog on a Windows system; if you do get it working you should only use for catalog development.