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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nitynate, Feb 17, 2007.
Because it can run 3 OS's at a time in perfect harmony.
Damn! I wish I had more RAM...
I dont have much RAM.
768MB and an old 17" 1.83 CoreDuo.
256MB for each OS, and its gold.
And you only use Windows for playing Solitaire?
My mac barely chugs along with one, I can't imagine with three!
Duh. What else is it good for?
Erm... er... Blue screens?
Everybody knows the dock should be at the bottom and hidden.
I like my dock where it is.
well, here is mine on a macbook
Amen! I might buy Vista (when all the bugs are worked out - if ever!) for my iMac so I can play all my PC games on it, and I have a bunch!
Right on, looks awesome.
How do you like Suse?
not bad. just installed it today. had a few issues getting the full screen resolution correct.
I was using Fedora Core 6. I thought i would give Suse a try
sure, you can... but why would you want to use anything but X?
Novelty factor, my friend. I dont actually use linux or xp.... I just open them whenever i want to show someone how cool it is.
haha! Same thinking here. I wanted to instal Linux on my iMac, just so I could (potentially, I haven't researched much into this) another OS selection on the iMac bootup. And because I could. Now I just ping pong between XP (game dev) and OSX (graphic & music making, email etc...) because I use too many resources in each OS to fluidly use Parallels
I have 2 monitors too. It looked cool using a dual display desktop image, one with a taskbar and one with the apple dock/menu bar. shame for the speed
I am considering buying Parallels and Windows XP to run a statistical program called SPSS.
I own a MacBook Pro (see sig), and am wondering how much space I need to give Windows for it to run smoothly. Does Parallels create a partition on my hard drive? How much is a good amount to allot to Parallels?
No, what it does is it makes a virtual hard drive within your existing hard drive as a file that only Parallels can read. It is any size you want, the default being 32GB but it takes up only as much space as you need on your hard drive. So it is 0MB until you install windows, and it expands from there up to 32GB or whatever you make the size into....
Well, you get the idea, right?
And you can a lot however much or little RAM to it, as you wish. I would recommend 1GB for each so everything runs super smooth on both sides.
This thread has made me want to install Ubuntu, which was a lot easyer with my homemade CD on my Mac then it was on my PC...everything is easyer on Macs...even install 3rd party OS!
I hear you. Easy to install. And if you dont like it, it's very easy to delete and not mess anything up.
So I take this to mean that I can make it any size up to 32GB? 32GB is too big for me, less than 10GB would be ideal. I just want to know how small I can make the virtual hard drive before Windows starts acting finicky.
Thats the thing.
It has zero space, it just increases UP TO 32GB as windows needs it.
It all starts as a 0GB HD and windows (and you) take it from there.
So does Windows need a minimum amount of space beyond what it takes to install it?
Sorry for all the questions, I appreciate your help!