VM Fusion or Parallels 5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brendu, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. brendu macrumors 68020

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    Hey so my sister is thinking of getting a macbook but she needs to use windows for work purposes... I have a few questions before I advise her to get anything..

    1. Which is SIMPLER to use for someone who has basic computer skills? VM Fusion or parallels?

    2. Can I install the windows 7 student download onto this? or do i need a previous version to install then upgrade with the 7 student download?

    3. will the 2GB ram in the macbook be enough to run multiple apps with windows open as well? or do I need to up it to 4GB??

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    they both work the same, neither is easier than the other

    you can always try the student edition, what do you have to lose?

    Although I would install it via Bootcamp, then have VM or P "point" to the bootcamp install.

    More ram can never hurt, and its cheap, but probably not necessary unless shes really gonna tax the system?

    But we dont know how she uses it...
     

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