help me decide between parallels and bootcamp, xp vs vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by twoodcc, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    so i need windows for class. i take my macbook to class everyday.

    so i need to decide between Vista and XP, and between bootcamp and parallels.

    i'd rather use parallels, so i don't have to reboot all the time.

    how is battery life with running a VM?

    do you think i'd have better battery life with xp?
     
  2. nikopolidis macrumors regular

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    1. If you going to work with Windows apps then get Parallels Desktop!
    If you want to run PC-games on your Mac then choose Boot Camp.
    And there is a 3rd way, that I go with.. :) I have Parallels + Boot Camp on my Mac. I work running Parallels and play games thru Boot Camp. ;)

    2. Vista or XP? Definitely XP! Less resource intensive, more stable and reliable...

    3. VM requires more resources than common machine work.. So your battery will die more faster I suppose...
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    thanks for the reply!

    i won't be playing any games, so i guess i won't use bootcamp.

    yeah, i guess i'll just stick with XP.
     

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