Microsoft CRM & other win software

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Chinashaw, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Chinashaw macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2005

    I am in the process of choosing between the Macbook Pro 17" with all the bells & whistles and an IBM (I already have an old Macbook for home) and I have a couple of questions.

    a. Can I run Microsoft CRM well (ie works well, logs onto server, interfaces etc) on the Macbook pro?

    b. In office hours I will work only within windows and at home in mac. So should I get parallels or just use bootcamp? I read that parallels is awesome but with msoft crm etc, will it be too slow?

    We are a small startup in the UK, so cannot really afford to mess up this purchase. My heart says go with the mac, my oh so practical finance bod, says IBM.

    What do you all say? Seriously..


  2. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

    May 19, 2005
    To try and answer your questions..

    A. Yes you can run CRM on a Macbook Pro. Basically you have to think of it as a Dual Core Laptop the fact that apple makes IMHO just means that it will be better made than an HP or Dell or IBM or whatever.

    B. The whole Parrallels vs. Boot Camp issue has been hashed around a number of times on here but basically it all depends on what you are going to use it for. If all you are doing is using windows for MS CRM than you should try Parrallels which gives you like a 30 day trial and see if it runs well in it. If it doesn't than just go with Boot Camp which I am very confident will run CRM better than most of the PC's in your organization.

    Hope this helps!


  3. Chinashaw thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2005
    Hi iCeQuBe

    Thanks for that, I should be getting the Mac (finance bod allowing) in a week or so, so will update then on the success.


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