just got my mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theballinboy, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. theballinboy macrumors newbie

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    hey guys i just got my mac from macmall . i got the
    (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, 15" TFT Glossy Screen, 2GB DDR2, 120GB SATA, Nvidia GeForce 8600 128MB, 8x SuperDrive, 10/100/1000BASE-T, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR & iSight, OS X 10.5 Leopard)

    1. im interested to running windows and linux so i need a bigger hard drive so whats the highest capacity i can get and where can i purchase it ?

    2. Which one of these software's is the best for switcihng os
    a)Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac
    b)VMware Fusion
    c)Apple Boot Camp
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    First off congrats on the computer.

    1) 500GB and you can get it from Other World Computing.

    2) I prefer VMware to Parallels, but it's really preference. VMware is more robust. And BootCamp is not software, it's just a BIOS emulator that allows you to run Windows. Linux may be more difficult to run in BootCamp, but it should have no issues in VMware.
     
  3. rdp5008 macrumors regular

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    I second OWC. I had a great buying experience with them.
     
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I've run Linux easily using Parallels. I would echo the last post though in that VM Fusion is preferable to Parallels.
     
  5. theballinboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and also is there any way i could connect my xbox360 to play with it
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Play with it?

    1) Connect it like a media center?
    2) Use the display for your Xbox?

    Both, you can't [or at least #2 is def not.]
     
  7. greenythebeast macrumors regular

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    I heard there was software that allowed the 360 to play music and videos off the Mac. Am I wrong? :(
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't recall, so I could be wrong.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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