Any Visual Studio Users (VMware/Bootcamp Related)

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  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering for those who use VS if you are using it under VM or Bootcamp. And why you chose one over the other?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Boot Camp for me, because I don't have VMware, and don't use Parallels anymore.

    I do wish I could get the darn VS 2008 Express Edition ISO file offered by Microsoft to download in a reasonable amount of time. It keeps telling me 5+ hours to download, then stops less than 1/64th of the way through.:(
     
  3. macDonalds thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'm getting Leopard for Christmas and I'm leaning towards using Bootcamp instead of VMware.
     
  4. rjenovai macrumors member

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    I've used it under both Parallels and Bootcamp. Not much difference, except for slightly longer compile times under Parallels. The only reason I preferred VM to bootcamp was not having to reboot.
     
  5. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I run it in VMWare as well. My thoughts at the time were if something were to get messed up with the machine, I could revert to a snapshot and be done with it. That and backups are a cinch.
     
  6. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    use vs 2005 and vs 2008 express in xp under parallels on my macbook..

    no probs at all

    not all the time.. just sometimes.. i prefer not doing any work when at home :D
     

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