What do you use Windows 7 for?

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  1. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I installed Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro last night and I became curious to find out what you guys use Windows 7 for.

    For me, my primary thing is gaming with PC only games. Not all games since I have an Xbox 360 to handle that.

    Also, you're more than welcome to recommend programs you use on Windows 7.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I use Windows 7 only on my work laptop (a Dell). I have Vista on my iMac which is rarely used for anything, but usually gaming if it gets used at all.
     
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    On my mac: gaming
    On my desktop: everything

    I find no need to boot into Win 7 unless its for gaming on my laptop, Parallels does everything else that doesn't require peak speed.

    I love Windows 7 on my desktop, which I use for all my work and hobbies.
    I use my Macbook primarily for web browsing and listening to music, which it does a good job of.
     
  4. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    some programs I must use for is only running on windows(in house program).
    Also, There are few sites that need to be run from internet explorer(including few sites for work)..
     
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I use Windows 7 to put my tea mug on when I'm working on my Mac.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Gaming, Programming, Homework, Internet, Word processing....

    Actually, I use Windows 7 for everything except Final Cut. If I could just switch over to Adobe products I wouldn't even use OS X.
     
  7. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I use Windows 7 to get a bootloader for hackintoshes :D
     
  8. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    I use it to get information from people. When I need to know something, I make them use Windows for a while. If you let them do it for too long though, they begin crying uncontrollably. Its more affective than water boarding.
     
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    Everything, I don't even use OS X anymore because Windows 7 is faster on just about everything
     
  12. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    on my MacBook, gaming. My desktop everything, at work for supporting my users.
     
  13. Hackint0sh macrumors member

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    To test IE on the websites I create. That's all it's good for. :D
     
  14. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    To remind me how much I loved my initial switch to OSX.
     
  15. darkeartg macrumors regular

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    umm.. why do you have a mac?? lol
     
  16. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    I only use it for homework (MS VS Basics 2008 and Packet Tracer). As soon as I'm done.. I shut down my VM.
     
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    CAD and the occasional non-Mac game on Steam.
     
  19. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft Office Project
    Microsoft Visio
    Visual Studio 2008

    I have all three consoles and a Windows 7 desktop so I use that specifically for gaming. Everything else OS X & MBP.
     
  20. josh1231 macrumors regular

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    I use it so I can surf the web and get viruses in order to remind me of the days of my youth :)

    JK, like Windows 7... though it is still ridiculously easy to get viruses through IE.

    I personally use it for Quicken and office mainly, as well as civilization V occasionally. Games such as those run well on Parallels, fluid motion games don't seem to do as well.

    I also use it for programming, Data base development, etc.
     
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    I've been asking myself the same question for a few months now
     
  24. jspec macrumors member

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    I'm a Network Engineer so I use Windows 7 to console into Cisco equipment...using SecureCRT. Currently SecureCRT is only in Beta version for Mac OS X :(.
     

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