How does Windows run on a Virtual Machine in MBA? Can you run multiple Windows applications on the VM without overwhelming the Air? Can the MBA handle it? Any insight from people who've run VMs on MBAs are welcome.
I did both just to have the option. Most of the time all I need to run is IE and Quicken. So not having to reboot to run those two is VERY convenient. I just click on the Quicken or IE icon and it launches Windows in the background and all i see is the app window like if it were a native OS X app.I only use bootcamp as i never see the need for having both OS running at same time its all personal preference but most things are ok running in vm's
"Use two fingures instead of one on the right side of the track pad this will move the page up and down"How does the touchpad work with Windows 7 when you are running it on a VM or natively using Bootcamp? Does Windows 7 support multi-touch gestures? If not how do you scroll down and up a webpage for example?
Also are there any other quirks with running Windows 7 on a Macbook Air, that you otherwise wouldn't have on a Windows laptop? Any drivers and compatibility issues?
I'll be the first to say "yes".Anybody run Windows 7 on MBA using VirtualBox? …
OS X and Windows 7 both running on 2 GB RAM and a 4200 RPM HDD... sounds nightmarishI'll be the first to say "yes".
Years ago I installed it at the request/insistence of someone who had an early MacBook Air. If I recall correctly, there was a hard disk drive and 2 GB memory was its maximum. I probably gave 1 GB to the Windows 7 guest, and used a sparse bundle disk image for a little optimisation (within the constraints of rotational media and HFS Plus), but it was never great.
Yes, the user was forewarned that both operating systems would become slow. They did, and I lost count of the number of times that I suggested Boot Camp, but it never happened