best software for running windows in osx?

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

  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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

    Jan 21, 2008
    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

    Jul 8, 2009
    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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