Bootcamp or Parallels?????

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  1. trudat15 macrumors newbie

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    Hi - Am thinking of buying a MBP for school, and hoping to use One Note. Thats the only windows based application I would be running. Would it be advisable for me to get Parallels or Bootcamp?

    Do i have to also buy Windows 7 and Microsoft office for Windows? If so, how much do they run?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    They're different products, but in either case you'll need to purchase a copy of Windows 7. Bootcamp is free as it is preloaded while Parallels I believe is $80.

    If you're just running OneNote you could do it with Parallels as it's not that intensive. If you plan on running games, bootcamp is really the way to go.
     
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  4. trudat15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet. Thanks for the links. So it wouldnt be as pricey as originally thought after all.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Right. I'd recommend just getting Office 2011 for your regular work though, it's easier to just launch it rather than have to run a VM all the time.
     
  6. trudat15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Def plan on getting mac office. Already have office 08 for Mac, and Office 2010 for windows. Is office 2011 considerably better than 08 for mac?
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    There are a handful of Mac apps that work very similar to OneNote.
     
  8. trudat15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've heard that, but seems to be hit or miss as far as reviews are concerned. Care to share which ones that you think are good? Heard Circus Ponies is crap.
     
  9. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Office 2008 is honestly terrible compared to 2007, 2010, and 2011. 2011 includes outlook which is awesome, and a much easier UI than 2008. However, since you already have 2010, you have pretty much the best version. I'd upgrade to 2011 if you like to use office on the Mac side rather than thru windows.


     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I like Evernote.
     

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