Mind busting some myths?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1319987654321, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. 1319987654321 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2007
    I've heard that windows & mac belong to two partition and files in one partition is not acessible to the other.
    I think thats extremely inconvenient if thats the case, I hope thats false:rolleyes:

    Also , I've heard that P2P doesnt work well in Windows (like tvants tvu ppstream as well as bittorrent) Any experience to tell?

    Moreover , do I have to pay for bootcamp?

    Finally , is the free ipod nano 4GB?

    Thanks for clearing the last barrier :D:D
  2. EngBrian macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I have a windows partition on my Mac and the two file systems are able to communicate if you format the Windows part as a FAT32 instead of NTFS. It is an option when you go through the process of installing bootcamp/windows. If you go with FAT32 you are limited in the partition size to 32gb. i think there is a file size limit too but perhaps someone else can answer that part for you. Regardless I move files back and forth all the time with no problems.

    No idea on this one.

    Bootcamp is a free beta right now and is straight forward to install but I have heard before that when Leopard comes out it could become no longer available for download or come at a cost. The reason being that it is included as a feature in leopard. I don't remember where I read that but it was on this site.

    I will refer you to the apple website for this. http://www.apple.com/backtoschool/ Just look up the qualifying iPod selection or terms and conditions. You can actually get any iPod you want (from the old selection not the newly released) and they will just send a cheque for the cost of the nano. So at least you can partially offset the cost of a larger one if you want. Just remember that you have to be a student.

    Hope that helps.
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    Windows XP+ limits FAT32 partitions to 32GB. It is done in an effort to get everyone to move to NTFS. FAT32 partitions can be far larger (I think 2 TB, but am not sure). The largest file in a FAT32 partition is either 2 or 4 gb (honestly I forget that as well). Windows 2000 can make partitions larger than 32GB and so can most 3rd party partitioning programs (I think OS X can as well).
  4. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    That was one of my first "Mac Moments".

    I tried to format a 200GB external USB drive with FAT32. XP couldn't do it even though is it an IBM or MS protocol. I hooked the drive up to my MBP and it formated it FAT32, no problem.

    Then it hit me. OSX can do Windows better than XP can do Windows! ;)

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