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

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    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?

    Thanks.

    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

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    Yes, just use Boot Camp and not a virtualization suite.
     
  3. dwcasey macrumors member

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    Or

    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

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    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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