What do you use Windows on your OS X for?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ucsdmac, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    I have VMware fusion running XP Pro on my MBP and here are the only 2 reasons I have used it so far:
    1. OneNote: since I'm a student and OneNote makes it really easy to take notes and I have not yet found a similar program for OS X
    2. give help to my friends who are running windows. I'm the most technologically aware of the bunch, so when I get questions on how to do little miscellaneous things I turn on my windows.

    what about you guys/gals?:cool:
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    there have been threads on this

    i suggest searching :)
     
  3. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Use it in bootcamp to run engineering programs that aren't available on Mac unfortunately and also to help others, gives me something to refer to when people are phoning me left right and centre for advice and help!!!
     
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    PokerStars, baby. :D

    And basically anything else that I might need to use Windows for. But mostly I just like knowing that it's there and that my 'book is compatible with 99% of all software out there. :)
     
  6. colincarter macrumors member

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    picturestoexe and proshow producer

    these 2 slideshow programs are the best in the business
     
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    What do you use Windows on your OS X for?

    As little as possible :)
     
  9. MacHiavelli macrumors 6502a

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    Most of my clients want Windows Office. And we also run MS Access databases. For work, Windows is still king.
     
  10. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    I need Windows to use Citrix to access an application at work from my home. Other than that I would have little or no use for it.
     
  11. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Exact Audio Copy.

    And my BootCamp partition for games.
     
  12. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Isn't there a Citrix client for OS X? I haven't used it in years, but I have run Citrix from my Mac to run Windows apps at school.
     
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    Sage :( They're big enough and rich enough to make Mac versions of their software, but oh no.
     
  15. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I run parallels on my MacBook as coherence is brilliant. Makes using windows rather painless.

    Anyway, I use it for the VPN at work, some microsoft IDEs, some obscure radiation measurement software and for my really old pc games.

    So basically stuff I can't do on OS X
     
  16. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    EAC

    Office - I need .docx support at the moment and 08 is utter tripe and I am not going to use some converters to change the file format everytime and deal with all the problems therein.

    Fluent

    Quite a few other programs that link to lab machines that don't have mac counterparts.
     
  17. jbcandkc macrumors member

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    I don't use it at all, but my wife is a Realtor and she uses it to log onto her Multiple Listing Service website and runs an app that handles all the contracts and forms she uses.
     
  18. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Exact Audio Copy

    MP3Gain

    Random Password Generator Pro (wish I could find something like this for Mac)

    A few custom Winblows apps I had written for me a few years ago.
     
  19. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    Bootcamp for:

    F95 IDE for programming in my degree
    Playstation Store
    MSN Messenger Audio/Webcam
    Paint.NET
    Having slides in Powerpoint display correctly (Office 2008 is ANNOYING me!)
    Generally keeping my sanity when OS X doesn't work how I want it
     
  20. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Stupid games (really stupid) that aren't available on the Mac platform. I guess that's why they weren't developed for Mac OS :D
     
  21. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    SAS (statistical software)

    I need it for class, and my future job.

    *anger*

    They used to support Mac OS....why not more??
     
  22. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Microsoft Access and Publisher, for my classes. That's about it.
     

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