Why is an Apple program installed with 2013? Do I really need this for Solidworks to work properly on a Windows machine?
If you want check this out..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour_%28software%29
If you are using Photoview 360 you do. That is the program that handles the licensing for PV360 (a sub-set of Modo).
Bonjour is what will allow you to use up to ten seats of the PhotoView360 executable for network rendering.
If you do not plan on installing or using PV360 you can probably un-install it.
Doubtful that one can un-install bonjour, grrr this is not good!
Why is it doubtful?
You're right, you can uninstall Bonjour but it causes rendering in Photoworks to fail - everything else (as far as I can tell) works.
I uninstalled Bonjour when I noticed it had infected my PC, I was using Solidworks for weeks before I needed to render something and but it wouldn't work. Eventually I reinstalled SW and Photoworks was fine, then I noticed my PC had been re-infected with Bonjour, I uninstalled it and immediately noticed Photoworks failed. I reinstalled SW again and Photoworks was ok.
I asked SW support if Photoworks could be made to operate on a standalone installation without the Bonjour infection and they confirmed it could not.
Also I don't think it is part of the licencing (the rest of SW doesn't require it) it's more likely part of the distributed rendering functionality as Bonjour is a zero configuration tool used to discover compatible services on a local area network - if so it souldn't be mandatory on a standalone installation.
Maybe it has something to do with the network render client.
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