Bootcamp - will this work?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Marilynfan, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Marilynfan macrumors member

    Marilynfan

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    So I just got leopard and I am thinking about giving bootcamp a try. Basically, I'd like to move the activities I still have to perform on my PC desktop here to my MacBookPro. I was going to load my Windows XP, Frontpage, Adobe Photoshop, Word and Excell. I need Word/Excell for my job. I use Frontpage/Photoshop for my websites.

    Does bootcamp work like a separate computer? So if I was using these programs I would have no access to any Apple programs (safari and mail)? I get emailed pics and save things off internet for my websites. How would I get these into my bootcamp? Would I need to install internet explorer in order to access internet while using Photoshop for example. How about uploading my files? When I am done in photoshop or frontpage how do I FTP my files. I assume I won't have access to the mac program so I guess I need to install a Windows based FTP client.

    Thanks for any information on how this would work.
     
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

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    Dec 29, 2007
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    When you're booted into Windows under Bootcamp you can't access the Mac stuff. You could look at something like Macdrive, which I have a post on.

    Or you could look at Parallels or VMware Fusion. I have Fusion installed and it lets me copy things back and forth easily from the Mac side to the PC side. I find Fusion works very well for the kind of use you mention. And you can sleep the pc side and resume it later. (If you go full-on Fusion and leave Bootcamp out)

    I have a post on Fusion as well.
     

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