New Mac user, Parallels or Fusion and Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by toddbe, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. toddbe macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    When Leopard is released the end of this month I will be ditching my PC, and
    I see in many posts XP2 is generally preferred, so I will go there vs. Vista. I have one program, Qimage for printing that I need to run virtually. I have a few questions.

    1- Do you set up Bootcamp first, and what size partition and where if I have multiple drives? I will be using a MacPro.
    2. Then you set up Parallels or Fusion?
    3- With my concern being printing, and using wireless keyboard and mouse, which would you recommend- Parallels or Fusion, keeping in mind I will be a new Leopard user?
    4- Any other tips?

    I am excited to join this very helpful community.

  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    If you have Parallels or Fusion, you do not need Boot Camp...Boot Camp is free and lets you choose at start up whether to use OSX or Windows, but Fusion and Parallels each let you run Windows inside OSX.

    I personally prefer Fusion, as it is more stable, and faster in my opinion :)

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