Reasons to want windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by richardcanham, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. richardcanham macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2007
    What reasons would you give to why you want windows on your mac?

    I can only think of a few and need a bit more persuading to purchase a activation key.
    So far I have:

    1- I need adobe audition for work
    2- can chat on 'appear offline' on msn (does that even count as an reason lol?)
    3- I paid for an online football streaming program subscription and the software is windows based
    4- nsv (winamp files can be streamed/downloaded)

    Thats all I could come up with so any other suggestions that windows have and mac's don't?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You might want to play the latest games or older games that were never ported to OSX...
  3. NoCleverSNForMe macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    Three reasons for me to get Windows on my Mac:

    1) All of the software I use at work is custom-made from my company to work on Windows (I should be sold on this reason alone)
    2) Games
    3) You can send messages while someone is offline in AIM

    Make sure you get an OEM version from They're much cheaper there.
  4. richardcanham thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2007
    thanks, the more suggestions the better, just need more reasons to go through with buying the key!

    ps. apologies for large number of threads today, really eager to sort out parallels..:D

    Richard :apple:
  5. coolurjets macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2007
    You can overclock your graphics card easier under Windows
  6. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    3D support for games. I just got Command and Conquer 3. ::droool:: RTS @ 1920 x 1280 is just magnificent.
  7. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Because you can! :D

    Seriously though, 3 reasons:
    1. Final Fantasy VII (I don't have, nor do I want, a PlayStation)
    2. School Project that required PC only software
    3. Various PC Games
  8. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    i have to program in, and i own creative suite cs2 for use on windows pc which i use for website design etc
  9. RaMaz macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2007
    i use bootcamp, parallels, VMware Fusion, and sometimes Q,

    Boot Camp (Vista Ultimate)= Halo, and just to try vista,

    Parallels (2000 Pro, XP, Ubuntu) = Music programs on Windows, and Ubuntu just to check it out

    VMware Fusion (Win 98 sometimes 07 Longhorn Server) = Just for fun,
  10. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    This is it for me, essentially. (which I stream on my precious blueberry iBook) audio streams much more cleanly on Windows. When Windows is stable.

    Though I have to admit, ever since installing XP on my once ME machine, Windows has been much better. Still generally craptastic, but nowhere near as awful.

    Though ometimes I look at my Windows machine and I say to it:

    You're scanning for viruses. And that's fine. But why must this task consume 90% of your attention?
  11. finiteyoda macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2007
    Um... is working for Microsoft good enough reason? :)

    Things I use regularly in parallels on a daily basis:
    ISA Firewall Client - basically necessary to get access on any port other than 80 on the microsoft corpnet
    mstsc (remote desktop) - to manage all my servers
    visual studio - for debugging x64 code
    source depot - MS's internal build system, altho you can't imagine how slow building windows under parallels on a MBP is :p
    IE7 - For html compatibility tests
    list goes on and on...
  12. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2006
  13. kiang macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2007
    This is a completely valid reason, I mean: MS has NEVER had it's own ideas, until now: the ribbon. it was risky, but it works GREAT. it's an OSX-worthy interface: it's intuitive and edits itself to your current actions.
    really, MS: good job (though it's the first good product I ever saw of you guys :p)
  14. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    If you have a windows mobile smartphone then it's easier to deal with.
  15. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I can think of threeo:

    1. Work related software (or propietary software from your employer) than only runs on Windows.
    2. Windows only media content (some wmv movies can only be played on windows)
    3. Games, gaming on Windows is much MUCH nicer than gaming on OSX.
  16. dsnort macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2006
    In persona non grata
    1. Windows propietary software, ( including games )
    2. Deep seated masochism
  17. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    So I can see inside it. I might add some LED's, cold-cathode lighting, the works. ;)

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