Running Windows: Bootcamp VS Parallel VS VMWare

Flipbee9

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Jul 29, 2010
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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
 

alust2013

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Feb 6, 2010
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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.
 

spinnerlys

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Thanks for the fast reply. I assumed it would be faster but I wanted reassurance.
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.
 

Flipbee9

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Jul 29, 2010
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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.
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
 

Gata

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Mar 23, 2010
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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.
 

jotade11

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Same here, Boot camp is the way to go for gaming.

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.
 
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