Can Windows on Apple run every windows program?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by iqwertyi, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. iqwertyi macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    So, I've been using Windows all my life. Some not by choice.
    My notebook died and I'm in search for a new one and I'm considering the macbook.

    The only question I have is, will it run every Windows program without any issues? I'm going to be using this for work. Besides your typical Office suite, I run AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Audio and Video editing and burning. And all the licenses are for Windows.

    I just want to make sure I won't have any software issues before taking the leap.
    I guess what I'm asking is, is Windows under an Apple hardware work exactly as Windows would?


    Oh, and I want an Apple because I figure I should learn about apple software too. I do a little IT on the side and I figure it would be good to learn OSX.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Yes, just use Boot Camp and not a virtualization suite.
  3. dwcasey macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2006

    You can try VirtualBox on the Mac with windows installed inside. That's what I do and with the latest release of VB, my windows VM can do it all on my mac mini. But I don't push it very hard.

    Autocad? That might need a little more juice, but I'm sure it would install and run fine in a Windows VM.
  4. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    I too run Windows for Windows' programs. I have AutoCad running just fine. I've used SolidWorks, LabView, MatLab, MPLAB, and many other coding and design programs just fine on my MacBook Pro using XP in BootCamp.

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