Do you currently use Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MultiMediaWill, Feb 27, 2011.


Do you currently use Bootcamp?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
  2. No

    8 vote(s)
  1. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    I was wondering who here actually installs windows using book camp on their mac. I plan on it but put some reasons why you guys install windows.
  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    I stopped using it because Windows 7 keeps thinking it's on a different computer if you access Bootcamp directly vs. on VMWare Fusion. It would force me to activate each time.

    Now I just use it on Parallels.

    (it's a work machine, so the licensing is fluid. I uninstalled one and installed the other through our install server)
  3. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Currently, no. Typically, yes. This is the first semester where I do not need Windows in my classes for my MIS major. Typically, I needed Windows for Visual Studio, Microsoft Project, etc.

    That was the only reason. Office on Mac works great and that's the only thing from Windows I need. I only used Windows for school but I did boot into it often.
  4. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    I use windows mainly for Visual Studio 2010 for C++. I know Mac OS X has Xcode but Visual Studio is far better. (Also my college uses Visual Studio).
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I haven't enjoyed using Windows since 1995. So no.
  6. snouter macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009

    Also, I was never that happy with the cooling. Windows definitely runs a lil' warm on Mac hardware.
  7. snouter macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    I've enjoyed Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP and Windows 7 since then.
  8. akhbhaat, Feb 27, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011

    akhbhaat macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010
    Yes--light gaming, and that's about it. Beyond that, there's nothing I can do in Windows that I can't do better in OSX or Linux (unless I'm stuck with the unfortunate task of developing a program/software specifically for the Windows platform).

    Are you a new programmer?
  9. tastychicken macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2008
    I almost use Windows all the time on my MBP 13. I use Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio and Steam whenever i want to do some light gaming. I do boot into OSX whenever i travel and need to browse the web b/c the battery life is so much better on the OSX side. Also all my itunes library is on the OSX side.

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