Pre-Noob Conundrum

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bdcook01, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. bdcook01 macrumors newbie

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    I am a Life time PC user ready to make the switch, but I will still need windows for a few apps :( Should I buy one of the systems at Macmall with XP pre-installed or is the process simple enough to do it myself. If so, can you point me to a good site with step-by-step instructions?

    Also, what software should i use vmware, parrallels or boot camp? How much RAM will i need for these to run smoothly. no gaming or editing. just downloading torrents and stuff. Any advice would be much appreciated. TIA
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    What applications do you need to run as downloading torrents is more than possible on OS X with applications like Azureus et al.

    It is very easy to install windows either in bootcamp or in parallels/vmware. From the sounds of it you won't need to use bootcamp.
     
  3. bdcook01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A couple of my favorite poker sites don't have a mac option.
     
  4. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I would say bootcamp, it's the fastest way to run Windows. I can't speak to VMware but, for me anyway, Parallels was painfully slow.
     

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