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I'm on a Mac but I want to download the Windows version. How?

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See above. The system does not let me choose which version to download.

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You could try downloading on another computer whether it uses Windows, Linux or Mac and then use a usb flash drive to transfer to OSX computer using Wine.

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It should be no problem, you will normally be offered a version for your OS.

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That is the problem. I don't want the version for my OS (OS X 10.6). I want to use it in a Windows VM but neither of these sites gives a choice. They automatically detect a Mac and only let me download that version.

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On the pages that John99 has posted, your can click on the link "other systems and languages" which lead to this page
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html
On this page you can download for all systems.

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When I click on the Windows download and opt to save the file, it just saves a small (4 KB) file that it labels as "Kind: WinwLib," and when I click on the file, it opens an xterm window and Wine Helper.

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On http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html the en-US version for Windows should be a 13.4 MB sized Firefox Setup 7.0.1.exe.

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I know that but for some reason, it won't download. I assume it's something in my setup but I have no idea what.

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Try the index site. Pick the operating system and go from there.

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When you try to download the Firefox Setup 7.0.1.exe are you on OSX or on Wine?

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You could try downloading on another computer whether it uses Windows, Linux or Mac and then use a usb flash drive to transfer to OSX computer using Wine.

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You could try downloading that file using Safari if Firefox will not do it correctly.

James,

You do not need to use Wine, which is a Linux Windows emulator, to transfer files from a USB flash stick. If the flash stick is formatted as FAT32, it can be read and written by Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

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finitarry, you misread me and this thread as he is using Windows on MAC OSX probably by way of options like CrossOver. I was just referring to wine as in the Mac computer he is running Windows on as it was giving Wine errors on firefox setup download.

I know what Wine is as I primarily use Linux myself and dual boot with Windows XP also on this box.

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