Running windows on a Mac!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RSA.JULIUS, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. RSA.JULIUS macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    I'm looking forward to getting my new uMB after 8 June.

    Unfortunately I will have to run windows on my mac, so my question is will windows run as normal?

    If I run windows what application would you recommend?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Your choices are: bootcamp (use the MacBook as a normal PC) or vitualization (run Windows from within OSX).

    Virtualization options are Parallels, VMware Fusion or VirtualBox (free).

    bootcamp gives Windows full control of the hardware and lets you run 3d apps like games. Virtualization is slower and there is poor 3d support. If your needs are modest VirtualBox can work fine. You will need an official copy of Windows.
     
  4. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Also note that since running Windows in a virtual machine will eat battery faster than running it in boot camp, you should consider whether or not you want maximum battery life.

    If you don't care about battery, use a virtual machine and VirtualBox software (free).

    If you DO care about battery, I suggest you install Windows via boot camp and access it that way. Also free. And if needed you can use VMWare Fusion to access the boot camp install while in OS X.
     

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