I'm loving Windows now!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fab5freddy, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    I just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 7 and am loving it.
    I have been an Avid Mac user for 5 years, and was prevoiusly
    a Mac fanboy and Mac Lover, but i am just flabbergasted at
    all the software available for Windows!
    And most of it is free software.

    I do have VM ware Fusion with windows 7 on it but, there are quite a
    few driver issues when running Windows on a Mac. And also performance issues.
     
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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My Windows 7 on my Mac never worked that great.
    There were always driver issues with some missing drivers
    for either the network card, the sound card, the graphics card, etc......

    There is just so much more software out there for Windows......
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I'm surprised you had trouble with drivers... I never had a problem yet using boot camp windows and stock drivers, except CUDA, which was easily fixed by updating the new drivers by nvidia.

    I'm happy that things are working out for you though. And yeah, there are more software for Windows, but there are also some software that I use that aren't for Windows (ie. Aperture)
     
  5. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    i'm quite surprised by this actually.

    For me, there is more free software that actually works and works well for mac.

    Though often a time there is paid software I can't get, when I use windows I lack good software that integrate into my daily life I would otherwise have for free on mac.
     
  6. tech0925 macrumors member

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    I have the new Imac and loaded the Windows 7 via BootCamp. I had to track down a driver for the sound but other than that this Windows is the best yet. I am using the 64bit version. I have seen many improvements with user friendliness and speed. By far the best Windows out there. This Windows makes Vista look like an accident created by a 12 year old. (My Opinion Obviously)

    Some examples, Windows 7 is set up similar to spaces on a mac. It allows you to hover over a task bar window to see all the different windows open. It also has an improved search tool.

    Anyways, thought I would let you guys know if your considering running Windows on your Mac. I give it 5 thumbs up! :D
     
  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So would you recommend Boot Camp over VMware or Parallels
    when running Windows 7 ?
     
  8. tech0925 macrumors member

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    I definitely recommend Boot Camp over the other options. I tried the other but did not like it operating in the background of my Mac OS X. Of course, just my opinion. :apple:
     
  9. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool, I'll try Boot Camp.
    By the way, where can i get a cheap version of Windows 7 ?

    I have a student ID by the way.
     
  10. Jayomat macrumors 6502a

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    we get Win7 ultimate for free at university (RWTH Aachen, Germany;) )
     
  11. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Jayomat = Do you have to join the MSDN program to get it for free ?
     
  12. js81 macrumors 65816

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    If you can still find it, the RC is free - last until March, I believe. If not, go to www.win741.com - you can get it there (legally) for $29. I think all you need is a student email addy.
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Depending on the mac that you have, and how well Apple supports it, you might have better luck if you install it in VMware or Parallels, as they come with drivers for Windows that actually work. I'm not saying that natively in Bootcamp won't work, but you might actually find Windows nicer to use in VMWare where it has drivers ;)
     

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