best software for running windows in osx?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by InfernoUk, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys

    im getting another mac this weekend, 27" imac. I know theres a few options (VMWare and Parallels) but not sure which is best performance wise?

    I need it for music production only as my software is windows only, basically its pretty processor intensive and might need compatibility with an external midi keyboard.

    I currently use bootcamp but switching is really annoying and i assume the imac will have more power than my 2011 MBP so would prefer to run in osx.

    Any help would be great thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Running anything resource intensive will be considerably slower through either software. However, you can do a 30 day trial of both and see which you like better.
     
  3. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its not massively intensive, i assume on a i5 faster than my macbooks it will be fine. Its just running high quality live modified audio can be intensive.
     
  4. Forum-User macrumors newbie

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    VirtualBox is worth a try

    VirtualBox is free, so might be worth a try before spending money on the others. Performance-wise, I suspect you get what you pay for, but you might be pleasantly surprised. I've used VirtualBox for a couple years now, and it keeps getting better with each release.
     

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