Can I use Merlin for project management on Windows?

A question we receive eventually in support is the following:

We have seen Merlin running on mac and are pretty sure it covers our needs for project management. Where do we find download files for Windows or Linux? We have no Macs in our company.

Our answer:

Merlin is a native Mac OS X application and Merlin Server is implemented as a MAC OS X system preference pane. Following system requirements apply:

  • Mac OS X, version 10.4.9 or newer
  • Mac OS X, version 10.8.x recommended

There is no Windows or Linux version available, sorry, but should you have at least one mac in your company you may install and use Merlin to share your projects for access over a web browser*, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch**.

(In case you’ve missed the “Get a Mac” ads series of 2008 here is a link on YouTube  ;-))


*) Supported browser: IE7, IE8 in compatibility mode, Safari 4, Firefox 3

**) Merlin Server or additional Merlin sharing licenses required.

3 thoughts on “Can I use Merlin for project management on Windows?

  1. Rather than just say there is no Windows or Linux version, sorry — you need to promote Merlin Web which can be used by non-Mac users. Don’t sell yourself short!

  2. Thanks for your comment John 🙂

    Merlin Web will indeed work on Windows or Linux, but still,in order to be used, at least one mac should be existing with Merlin or Merlin Server sharing the projects. So this is not an option for companies not having any mac at all.

  3. Hi,

    is it that much work to make Merlin deplyable for Windows? (i thought as at least the architecture of the 2 systems is the same it has become easier?) What I have seen so far really looks great and could be a real threat for the overloaded and overpriced MS Project (To get the same environment for MS Project would cost roughly EUR 5.000,- compared to about EUR 1.500,- for Merlin)

    Any plans on providing this great tool for Windows?

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