still universal binary for windows applacations ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by harveymc, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. harveymc macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    ~Hi there i was wondering , i have a intel mac pro , the qestion i have is, if i install windows xp on it , would normal windows software ,run on a windows on the intel .

    The reason i ask is i am finding it hard to get the software plug ins i need as they are not ready for intel mac universal binary , so i thought mybe if i put windows on, i can use my normal windows software .

    But i am worried that it sounds too easy , and that mybe i would still need to get new vesions with universall binary even for windows

    Any thought s

  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Universal Binary only applies to Mac apps. Windows apps run just fine.
  3. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    If you have installed Windows on your Mac Pro then it will run exactly the same software as any other PC running Windows. Universal binaries are only relevant to old Mac software that used to only run on Power PC Macs. The Universal app means that the program will run 100% natively on Intel and PPC Macs. Non-universal apps run on Intel Macs via Rosetta which emulates a PPC environment.
  4. harveymc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    cheers man , that just what i wanted to hear , does running windows make any diff to the perfomance of the mac ?
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Running Windows shouldn't affect Mac OS X's performance, assuming you're using Boot Camp. If you're using Parallels, then yes, Mac OS X will be slower while Parallels is running - this is normal with virtualization/emulation software.
  6. Yoda47 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2006
    MI, USA
    Only slightly slower. You really shouldn't notice a slowdown in OS X unless your running either a LOT of applications, or a real performance hog like Photoshop at the same time.

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