Boot Camp vs VMware vs Paralells?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jgw1283, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. jgw1283 macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2007
    Tempe, AZ
    I want a new imac and I plan on messing around with Windows a bit and was wondering what you all think is the best method to run windows on mac? thanks!
  2. esaleris macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    How about VMWare AND Boot Camp. You can use VMware to virtual machine your installed Boot Camp. I'm not sure if parallels does this. It works well for me!
  3. alljunks macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2007
    after using VMare and bootcamp...

    i like bootcamp more!!!
  4. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
  5. richardson.hila macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2007
    I've had no problems with BootCamp, and i like that it's free :)
    The only down side is if you are impatient, some people don't like to do the whole restart thing to get into Windows, in which case Parallels might be good for you. But you have to for a less money, and a tiny bit more of your time, i'd go BootCamp. (Haven't tried VMware before sorry)
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    VMware and/or Boot Camp. If you only need virtualization, then just VMware. In any case, VMware is a superior product to Parallels Desktop.
  7. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Washington, DC
    An alternative

    If you know what apps you want to run you might also consider checking out CodeWeaver's CrossOver. It is great if your app is supported by their wine-based software but it is not extremely flexible and certainly not a full-on windows environment.

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