Basic parallels questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Lobos, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Lobos macrumors member

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    Sorry if these seem simple, but I'm a total parallels newbie. I need to be able to run MS Access and then a few accounting programs for some classes at school. Nothing too big. What kind of problems am I going to run into using Parallels?
     
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  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    The only major problem areas you'll run into are applications which require accelerated graphics (3D apps, etc) and connecting USB devices like MP3 players (especially with copy-protected tracks). Apart from that Parallels will pretty much work like most PC's.

    If for example you give Windows a 512MB memory window (advised), you will also need over 1Gb of RAM for smooth switching between Mac & PC.
     

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