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To start with can you clarify what version of mac osx you are using, you can check as follows
Click the apple sign at the top left of your screen, then click about this mac. And then where it says version, send that to me as a reply.
Also, when you say your trying to install whitesmoke, do you mean the writing program for mac?
If so, when is it mentioning firewall / connection issues.. During the download or install process?
My apologies for the delay in getting back to you. By the time you responded 4 days later I was away from work. Ive just returned and seen your reply.
If you are still having issues and would like me to connect, Ive sent the remote support request to you, once you have accepted or rejected that request we can discuss a time to connect and work through this issue. The remote support offer is guaranteed, meaning that if I cannot fix the issue you will be entitled to a full refund.
If I cant fix it, you will be entitled to a full refund.
as far as running parallels, thats possible. But youd have to pay for parallels and a copy of windows too~
parallels http://amzn.to/1MfJmrA and windows http://amzn.to/1UXFIpz