is Parallels Mandatory

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

  1. checkflag macrumors member


    Dec 9, 2006
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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


    Dec 9, 2006
    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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