What do you use Windows for?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by opticalserenity, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    I have VMWare Fusion Beta running and XP Pro runs great...but, what do you do with your setup?

    I find myself rarely ever launching XP....
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    visual studio, mostly.

    gaming blows on my macbook (understandably), so pretty much everything else is reserved for the PC I built.
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I went and built myself a Desktop running Vista so that I'd have a backup machine for when my macbook needs to go in for service.

    It's mainly used for gaming, and that's only rarely.
     
  4. After G macrumors 68000

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    SolidWorks ... and all the other Windows-only CAD software.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Winamp. I have some sound files that only Winamp can play, so I use Winamp's WAV writer to convert them to WAV files, then import them into iTunes and convert them to something more iTunes-friendly ;)
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Cross reference: Why do you use Parallels?

    (Note: If you've already posted in that thread, and haven't found any new uses, there's no need to post again here.)
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Looking at the birdies outside! :p

    I've no need for Windows. I left it behind three years ago. Yay! :D
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Half Life 2: Deathmatch. The only PC game I play these days. And a suite of applications for building my game, which runs very well under Parallels.

    Mac ports of both of them - I'm done with Windows :)
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    generally I use them for looking out at things, and for brightening the room.

    As much of a romantic glow my mac osX gives me, there's nothing that can beat the sushine coming through windows...... except when it's raining of course.
     
  11. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    For onenote, does anyone know any note taking software for mac?

    Thanks:D
     
  12. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I use Windows for those times that I just don't seem to hate the world as much as I think I should. Other then that just at work.
     
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  14. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    For home - Microsoft Money
    For work - VPN & MS Office
     
  15. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    I use boot camp for...

    ...watching HD-DVD's on my xBox 360 HD-DVD drive. Any way to do this on OS X Tiger right now would be greatly appreciated!

    F
     
  16. wako macrumors 65816

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    I usually use Windows for its advance features like the Calculator, Notepad, and Paint :)





    mostly gaming though :p
     
  17. hogmog macrumors member

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    Only use Windows XP (currently as part of VirtualPC) to run apps for which no Mac version exists of a Mac version lacks functionality. The list includes UCINET/Netdraw (used for analysing social networks), SPSS (stats package - Mac version is always 2 versions behind Win which causes no end of problems sharing files between platforms), and AMOS (for structural equation modeling). As the BBC has decided to launch its TV catch-up service on Win only will also have to start using Int Exp and Win Media Player again - the worst of all possible worlds!
     
  18. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    I use windows (via parallels) mainly for visio and handling Hebrew office documents. Another thing is using Imagemagick's convert utility (I didn't want to upgrade the one installed as a part of the MacTeX package before I'm done writing). The rest (net-related time-wasting, numerics, writing) I do on the mac.
     
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  20. bit density macrumors 6502

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    What I use

    High Quality Chess Software.

    Chessbase products including Fritz. Chess Media Products such as Fritz Trainer, and thing like Personal Chess Trainer.

    Without being able to run windows, I would have to have a windows machine.
     
  21. bit density macrumors 6502

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    Try Here
    www.circusponies.com
     
  22. someguy macrumors 68020

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    My copy keeps condensation from coming in contact with the surface of my desk.
     
  23. Ish macrumors 68000

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    I was going to say for looking through at the garden and keeping out the rain but it seems we've been through all that already! :)

    I'm happy to say I haven't had to touch Windows since changing to Mac about two and a half years ago. There was a demo copy of Microsoft Office on the PB when it was new but it was too aggressive in jumping in first to open everything and I got rid of it after a few days.
     
  24. iPoster macrumors regular

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    Gaming...you know, Minesweeper and Solitare!! :rolleyes:

    (OK, I meant games that I can't get on Apple, or won't run on my G4 :mad:)

    That, and Access for school work. (shakes fist at M$ for not releasing Access for Mac)
     
  25. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    - GIS Software (ArcGIS and Mapinfo)
    - Stats software (SAS and sometimes SPSS)
    - Windows Media Center (Awesome to use for recording HDTV)
    - Media server and file server for other computers
     

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