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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by paulct, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. paulct macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2005
    the mac- you can use any program that will work on a regular pc?
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    If its done using BootCamp then yes. The hardware is the same as a PCs (except put together better).
  3. paulct thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2005
    someone in my class told me the gis graphing and mapping program wont work on it - i was just checking
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    With Bootcamp, once you load Windows, it *IS* a regular Windows PC. As long as the hardware set (processor, RAM, free disk space, GPU) are compatible with the requirements of the program, it will run.

    They may have been talking about Parallels, which has much more limited emulation of GPU functioning (the CPU is virtualized but the GPU is not). Parallels is a different solution that lets you run Windows and MacOS together without rebooting.

    Alternatively, they may have just been talking smack. ;)
  5. thebeephaha macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Heh... sure. ;)

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