Virtualization Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Exodemia, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Exodemia macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Parallels vs. VMware Fusion for Counter Strike: Source. Which is best? And when installing an operating system like Windows XP using virtualization sofware, are any Microsoft files etc. installed onto your hard drive at all or kept within the virtual hard drive that has been created which is one file because if they are then I won't be using it. I want nothing like that on my new MBP when I get it. Thanks.
     
  2. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Installing in a virtualized environment keeps all the files within the "virtual" hard drive. That being said, I would rather play CS:S in Bootcamp than either Parallels or Fusion. The performance will be best in Bootcamp.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Neither. Use Boot Camp for gaming.
     
  4. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    dont use a virtulization for games, use bootcamp.
     
  5. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes but I don't want to have Windows physically installed on my machine, I hate it with a vengeance.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well neither Parallels or Fusion will be usable for gaming. Boot camp is the only usable solution, that is assuming you want to play games slightly more complicated than Solitaire.
     
  7. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah ok I get the picture. Thanks guys. How would Deus Ex fare in virtualisation anyway?
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Better than most as it is an old game, but I wouldn't hope for much. My advice would be to try it and see but don't expect much.

    Boot camp is the way to go for gaming.
     
  9. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok Boot Camp it will have to be then. The most important game for me is Counter-Strike: Source does that do well in Boot Camp? And is XP or Vista better for Boot Camp? Take it XP's the better choice?
     

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