c2d MBP + Parallels == good enough for Visual Studio 2005?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cbatt, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. cbatt macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2004
    I'm currently running 10.4.9 on a 1ghz TiBook as my main home machine. I have a secondary machine (x86) that I use exclusively for .NET development (which is what I do for a living).

    I'm wondering how VS .NET 2005 runs, if at all, on an MBP using Parallels? Anyone tried this?
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    It runs great. I use VS2005 through Parallels on my C2D iMac all the time with only 384MB dedicated to Windows XP.
  3. himansk macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    aboslutely, mbp with parallels is gr8 for VS2005.
    I run it daily for work, 2-4 VS2005 projects, SQL manager, and other software simultaneously on a 2GB MPB CD (700MB dedicated to parallels).
  4. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    Same here, works fine with VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 on XP with a MBP with 1GB RAM. I'd definitely advise you get 2GB though!
  5. JStell macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2007
    That's what I needed to hear! I develop in .Net for a living also and it'd be nice to know that i would be able to run Visual Studio well before I drop a couple grand on a new machine.

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