Best dual boot program

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jaredistheman, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Jaredistheman macrumors member

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    So i've recently converted from windows to mac and while im starting to think mac isn't all it's cracked up to be, i still like it. But there's some programs i can't leave behind, namely fruity loops. So i'm wondering which program is the best for dual booting or whatever you call it? Since bootcamp is made by apple, i want to stay away from it if at all possible, i don't feel like getting raped for drivers. What are the best that you guys are aware of?
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Bootcamp is the best, it was a joint venture between Apple and Microsoft.

    Its Free :)

    It will allow you to choose the operating system you want upon start up quickly and easily.

    It includes all the drivers you need in one simple package on the CD, its easy to use for people not experienced at dual booting and it also allows windows to run faster than any other dual booting software, as it actually installs windows as opposed to emulating it.

    Its supported with loads of Apple documentation and software if you need assistance.
     
  3. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Huh? :confused:
     
  4. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Raped for drivers??? You mean you think Apple charges for them?

    Anyway, if you want to dual boot Windows, then there is only Boot camp.

    However if you want to run Windows inside Mac OS X you have the following choices:
    VMware - Probably the best option, although Parallels is better in some areas
    Parallels
    OpenBox - Free, but you can't use your bootcamp install and it lacks 3D graphics support (although you can't really run recent games on any of them).

    It should be noted that running Windows inside Mac OS is slower than dual booting.
     

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