Only using Windows to download - VMware or Parallels?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ozreth, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    So Im tired of having to leave bootcamp running forever when I am downloading files, particularly when they are large (games, movies etc).

    I am going to install a virtual machine so that I can keep uTorrent running and still work in OSX.

    So if this is all I am doing in Windows while it is running on a virtual machine, does it really matter which program I use?

    Also, I have 4gb of RAM, would it be inadequate to designate 3 for OSX and 1 for Windows 7 64bit? Or should I do 2/2?

    thanks guys : )
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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  3. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    along with several other apps for torrents.

    I guess it doesn't matter if the VM application doesn't cost anything :)
     
  4. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know ha, I mostly download/install my games via steam though, which takes around 6 hours so I'll need to have windows running anyways.
     
  5. karthiks macrumors newbie

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  6. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Hehe ok :p I use Fusion and I'm very happy with it.
     
  7. captainbeyond macrumors newbie

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    There is also a version of Steam for Mac. Also, If you plan on running windows games through Steam, you will probably want to upgrade to 8 GB of RAM to use a VM, or run Windows through Bootcamp.
     
  8. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know there is Steam for Mac, but there are hardly any games out for it yet, at least not ones that I want to play : /

    I won't be playing my games via parallels or fusion, I'll be playing in bootcamp. But it takes about 6 hours to download a game from Steam, and I don't want to be stuck in Windows for 6 hours out of my day. As the title says, I will only be using Windows in the background to download my games during the day. When I want to play them I will then log into Windows via bootcamp.

    Just going to download both and give them a shot. Thanks guys.
     

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