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PokerStars Rolls Out Beta Version of Macintosh Software

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Macintosh users are legendary in the computer world for their loyalty and preference to the Apple operating system, even if most modern software applications are designed, first and foremost, for the Windows platform instead. Poker-playing Mac lovers received great news this week when PokerStars released the beta version of its client for use on the Mac.

Stars had been testing a play-money version of its Mac software for some time, before releasing its real-money version on Friday. Poker-discussion group were uniformly thrilled with the announcement, as it rids them of the need to use third-party 'Windows emulator' products to run Stars or most other online poker sites. The Mac version of the Stars client is very similar to the traditional Windows version, lacking only the Layout Manager and Preferred Seat features in its current beta format.

The complete system requirements for Mac users are as follows:

PokerStars System Requirements for Macs - Poker Game Client

Software: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later
Hardware: Minimum system configuration:

• PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel Mac

• 512MB RAM

• 1024x768 screen resolution or higher

• 60MB free disk space

• 56k dial-up Internet connection

Recommended system configuration:

• PowerPC G4 1Ghz or faster, PowerPC G5 or Intel Mac

• 1024MB RAM

• 1024x768 screen resolution or higher

• 100MB free disk space

• 128kbps or faster DSL or Cable Internet connection

Complete installation procedures are available at http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/download/mac/.

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