Question with new iMacs....

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

  1. xSeanZx macrumors member

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    #1
    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

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

    LK
     

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