Running Windows: Bootcamp VS Parallel VS VMWare

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Flipbee9, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Flipbee9 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    #1
    So as the title says I want to run Windows on my mac for certain reasons. I purchased Sony Vegas (Video Editing Program) a while before I bought my mac. I don't want my money to go to waste. I also like playing games every once in a while on Windows computers. So which do you recommend I use? Bootcamp , Parallel , or VMWare

    Remember, I need the one that is best for:
    1) Games
    2) Video Editing
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Location:
    forlod bygningen
    #2
  3. Flipbee9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    #3
    Thanks for the fast reply. I assumed it would be faster but I wanted reassurance.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #4
    I agree, bootcamp is the only way to go on that one. Parallels and VMWare are more apt to word processing and more basic tasks.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Location:
    forlod bygningen
    #5
    I could have replied faster, if that is what you mean, but I was on the loo, thus my typing capabilities were hampered by a cussing rabbit. :)

    I once tried to run Avid Free DV inside VMware and I could start it, but no video was displayed in the monitors, therefore a native OS (Windows via Boot Camp) is the far better choice.
     
  6. Nde macrumors 6502a

    Nde

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #6
    Same here, Boot camp is the way to go for gaming.
     
  7. Flipbee9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    #7
    Lawl, I went with bootcamp but what I meant was that I was pretty sure that Bootcamp would be faster but I wanted reassurance :p
     
  8. Gata macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    #8
    Bootcamp for gaming and heavy-duty stuff, parallels for everything else.

    That's my soon-to-be setup, and a friend has tried it who says it works great.
     
  9. jotade11 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    #9

    On my 2009 MPB, I have been able to run medium-intensive games (ie. WoW, which I tried out just for fun, already having it installed in the ac environment, and Need for Speed World) on a Parallels program, with Windows 7. Both ran just fine, but because in this case, you want maximum performance, and probably don't want to sell out money for BOTH windows and Parallels, definitely go with Bootcamp, as everyone else has said. The only advantage of Parallels that I can see is what it's named for, it runs well with your Mac environment, allowing easy app switching and file sharing between both environments.
     

Share This Page