Will bootcamp be sufficient?

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  1. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    I need XP for 2 programs. Will BC do the job okay, or should I purchase one of the alternatives?
     
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    Bootcamp is the best solution for games (and anything else really).
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes. Boot Camp runs exactly like a PC with the same specs. I play all of my games on my Windows partition. It's better at running applications than the commercial software you're talking about since they all do virtualization, which is slower.
     
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    Bootcamp

    BC works great for me also. I use it for only one program on the Windows side. I've never had any problems with it. Simple and easy to use.
     
  5. Mooey macrumors regular

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    What two programs?
     
  6. Advance The Man thread starter macrumors 6502

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    2 that most have never heard of and Apple doesn't have. It's for work.

    Is their a guide/walkthrough on how to set BC up?
     
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    I think it mostly depends how often you will use them, you could quickly get fed up rebooting all the time.
     
  8. Advance The Man thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Infrequent, thanks for all help
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Indeed. Whether you should go Boot Camp or virtualization depends on a lot of factors. If the apps are quite lightweight and you anticipate switching between them and OS X applications or wanting to multitask, virtualization applications are worth their weight in gold.
     

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