Considering Getting A Mac, But Use To Windows....

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  1. alexxb14 macrumors newbie

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    I may get a mac, but I am used to windows XP. I know their is dual booting but I wanted to know if it makes the computer run slower and is it an easy process.
     
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    Yep its a easy process there's a utility called bootcamp in leopard,that guides you through the install of
    windows. Windows runs at native speed so no it does not make the computer run any slower
     
  3. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  4. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Once you start using OS X, you won't want to use XP anyway.
     
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    That's true but some of need it for testing stuff in windows
     
  6. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why, what makes it so special??
     
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    It is a much different computing experience
    A list of differences doesn't do it justice, but spending time with it will

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  8. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I know. I need it once in a while for some programs without OS X versions yet, too. But that doesn't mean I like it.

    Lots. You'll see. If there weren't something special about it, there wouldn't be much reason to get a Mac over any other PC, would there? It's just a much more better computing experience overall.
     
  9. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But me being a gamer, XP/Vista has more support.... Will this change or are there ways to get around this??
     
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    Your two threads appear to be converging to the same points. If you really want to game, and if that is what you do mostly on your PC, then you should get a decent gaming PC with Windows and live in that environment.
     
  11. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Uhh didn't I just answer this in your other thread?

    Good companies like Blizzard will release games for Mac, too. There are some great games for Mac like Unreal Tournament, Age of Empires, Call of Duty, The Sims, etc.

    You can't simply patch them to work with a Mac. The whole game has to be ported over, which is up to the developer to do and release. You will either have to re-buy games that you want to play natively, or you can still use Windows. You can use Bootcamp to dual-boot your Mac into Windows, and all your games will run there.
     
  12. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose that there is the dual booting option, but which one should I mainly use.
     
  13. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Whichever you prefer. That's all there is to it. OS X is a great operating system, but you'll be limited in your gaming choices. If gaming is very important to you, you'd be better of just getting your Windows gaming machine and not worrying at all about Macs/OS X.

    If you use your computer for lots of things other than games, then you may want to try out OS X sometime. Even if just on someone else's Mac. If you're not having any problems with Windows, though, and you really want to play games, just stick with what you know.
     
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    Yep me to as i need IE7 for checking websites & plus all my CS3 stuff is in windows
     
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    What's the point of spending all that money if your not willing to give OS X a try?,if your in that
    much in doubt i think you would be better of get a gaming PC as it sounds like that's all you want
    it for
     
  16. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I would just want to be able to play game when I want to.
     
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    Thats not what it sounds like as ive just read your other post in OS X and even then half way through
    it you changed your mind and said something like "i would like to experience the magic of OS X"

    Its up to you my friend what you spend your money on but like i said you will need to learn OS X
    or whats the point of buying a Mac?.If it for the sole use of gaming,that would amount to a sin and
    even more so if it was just in bootcamp
     
  18. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to get OS X for the experience.
     
  19. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Ok fair enough but you certainly didn't come across like you wanted to,if you do decide to
    buy a Mac or even just look at what OS X can do here's a useful guide and this is from
    apple's site
     
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    Id look at the link to apples leopard page now as it will show you the features of OS X
     
  22. alexxb14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Judging from everyones post, it would be teasing.
     
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    I suppose so,OS X the best OS out there & Mac's are great machines,just do yourself a favour and take the
    time to learn the OS properly
     
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