I have indesign CS5.5 on my pc (windows 7) at work, however I want to download it (second copy) on my macbook pro so that I can continue working on projects from home. I have found in researching, that this is not possible, even if I download the trial and enter my serial, it ownt work becasue that serial is for a PC... is it true?
Is there a decent, efficient way I can do this without having to shell out another $600 plus copy of the software? I have heard things about "virtual machine" but I dont know enough and it seems quite complicates...
Assuming you have a relatively recent Macintosh, you can install Boot Camp. This will allow you to run Windows on your Mac. Boot Camp is free. Do a Google search or read about it in Mac Help.
You will have to pay for a copy of Windows which you can install on your Mac in the Boot Camp partition. Then you could install a Windows version of InDesign CS5.5 using the installer you have from work (CS5.5 is not sold anymore, only CS6, at least by Adobe, unless you can find a third party who is still selling it). Then you can use the work serial number to run it.
Steve is correct, but you might take note that with Creative Cloud you can get the same two installs/activations but you can use both Mac and Windows. I'm doing just that myself. Windows desktop and MacBook Air.