c2d MBP + Parallels == good enough for Visual Studio 2005?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cbatt, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. cbatt macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently running 10.4.9 on a 1ghz TiBook as my main home machine. I have a secondary machine (x86) that I use exclusively for .NET development (which is what I do for a living).

    I'm wondering how VS .NET 2005 runs, if at all, on an MBP using Parallels? Anyone tried this?
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    It runs great. I use VS2005 through Parallels on my C2D iMac all the time with only 384MB dedicated to Windows XP.
     
  3. himansk macrumors regular

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    aboslutely, mbp with parallels is gr8 for VS2005.
    I run it daily for work, 2-4 VS2005 projects, SQL manager, and other software simultaneously on a 2GB MPB CD (700MB dedicated to parallels).
     
  4. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    Same here, works fine with VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 on XP with a MBP with 1GB RAM. I'd definitely advise you get 2GB though!
     
  5. JStell macrumors newbie

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    That's what I needed to hear! I develop in .Net for a living also and it'd be nice to know that i would be able to run Visual Studio well before I drop a couple grand on a new machine.
     

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