Networking software

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eirhead, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Eirhead macrumors newbie

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    I need to buy a laptop for my new job, I've always wanted a mac... but I'm starting to get into situations where I'm at that I also need to do some more advanced networking software to properly do my job. I need to run several programs that are native to linux and/or windows - and my question: will I have any issues duel-booting linux distros and xp from my macbook? I've also heard you can run windows through a virtual machine of sorts on a mac, are there any issues with compatibility when doing so? Thanks!!!
     
  2. alanlindsay macrumors member

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    I have a MBP 4.1 with OSX, Ubuntu and XP Triple booted. It's not too difficult to get it all set up. If you don't need to run them natively then you can just run them virtually of course.
     
  3. NODEraser macrumors newbie

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    VMWare Fusion is one of a few applications that will allow you to run "virtual machines" so you can run Windows/Linux programs from inside OS X. There is also a commercialized version of WINE out there (the open source project doesn't seem to have a Mac version) that will allow you to run Windows programs directly in OS X, without needing an actual copy of the OS.
     

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