Question with new iMacs....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xSeanZx, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. xSeanZx macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    ok I know that you can run both windows and OSX on the apple computer but i never full understood how it works. can iMacs do this as well? or only the normal Mac towers?
  2. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

    Leon Kowalski

    Sep 20, 2007
    Gondwanaland Reunification Front HQ
    Yep, with an Intel-based iMac you have two basic choices:

    1) You can install bootcamp -- which allows you to select Windoze-only or OSX-only operation whenever you power-up the computer.

    2) You can install VMware Fusion (or Parallels) -- which allow you to run Windoze (any flavour) and/or Linux (any flavour) as virtual machines on the OS-X desktop. (You can drag-n-drop files/photos/etc between OS-X and Windoze applications running side-by-side on the iMac desktop.)

    IMO, VMware Fusion is the best solution, in most cases -- but bootcamp is the way to go if you really need maximum Windoze speed performance, e.g., for video games.

    See for a free (and 100% functional!) 30-day evaluation copy,
    then buy the VMware license from -- only $40 after rebate.


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