is Parallels Mandatory

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by checkflag, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. checkflag macrumors member

    checkflag

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    is Parallels Mandatory in order to run Windows on my MBP?, or is Bootcamp enough and I just have to reboot in order to use the windows?

    Thanks ! :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It depends on what you want to use Windows for.

    Running applications like MS Word or MS Excel and similar programs fair quite well in a Windows virtual machine (VM), but graphic intensive games or video compositing or editing applications fair better in a dedicated Windows installation via Boot Camp.

    Booting Windows on the Mac

    PS: There is a free VM software called VirtualBox out there.

    PPS: I, and many others, use VMWare Fusion for the VM needs (like Windows or Mac OS X or Linux).
     
  3. checkflag thread starter macrumors member

    checkflag

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    Thanks. Appreciated.

    Ok.. yeah for me its a flight sim for RC (Phoenix 4) Sounds good.

    Now, How to find a way to get W7 at a reasonable price without getting scammed..
     

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