running windows in a window on leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by digitalangel, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. digitalangel macrumors newbie

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    what's the best free software to use to do this?

    and what's the correct terminology!!! :eek:
     
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I don't think there is any free such software, except maybe "Q", which is pretty alpha right now. For reliability, you're pretty much stuck with paying for Parallels, VM Fusion, or Crossover.
     
  3. VforVelveta macrumors regular

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    The terms you're looking for is running Windows with virtualization instead of running it natively, which would be how it runs with Boot Camp.

    The two most popular programs are VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop. I'm currently running Fusion, and plenty of people run Parallels. From what I've seen, neither is really a "clear" winner over the other. Both have their strengths, so I would suggest going to each products site and comparing the two to decide for yourself which one you like better.

    Also, I've seen the Apple store with deals on one or the other usually, so check around before you decide if price is a big issue.
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    VirtualBox is freeware, but I don't think it runs on Leopard yet though...
     

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