Boot Camp and Parallels

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by caldavey, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. caldavey macrumors member

    caldavey

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    I know that Boot Camp is a program that comes with Leopard and you just have to install a version of either XP or Vista on it, but I don't know what Parallels is. Which one would be better for gaming? That is the only thing I would use Windows for. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a

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    Boot camp since it runs windows natively; Parallels virtualizes it so it will not perform as well for intensive stuff like gaming.
     
  3. caldavey thread starter macrumors member

    caldavey

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    Thanks a lot now I'm going to go and bid for it on eBay... But first: Does it slow down my computer any? Like just when I'm on the Mac part will it slow it down? And how fast does it work on the Windows side?
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nope as its two OS's and it runs at full speed (native speed) id go for xp as vista is a hog and needs more RAM dedicated to it
     
  5. caldavey thread starter macrumors member

    caldavey

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    Well I was going to get XP anyways... Thanks you.
     

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