Will this program run well on Macbook's Bootcamp? Not sure about Bootcamp.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lalababa55, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. lalababa55 macrumors newbie

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    Alright, I'm *****this******* close into getting a macbook white.

    The only thing that's left is the fact that I need it to run some electronics simulation software.

    Can someone out there test to see if programs like Multisim work with Bootcamp?

    I get the impression that Macbook emulate Windows XP....but am I wrong and does it actually load the OS itself?
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Boot Camp is just a utility to help partition your drive. The Mac boots Windows natively. It's Windows. No emulation or virtualization (like Parallels or VMware Fusion).
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    As the previous poster said, BootCamp is NOT emulation. It just allows your machine to boot into Windows - just like any other Windows computer.

    if your software will run in XP or Vista, it'll run in XP or Vista on a Mac. Period.
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    A Macbook is a PC with a chip that allows it to also run OS X.
     
  5. jamesybsu macrumors regular

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    basically your macbook white will run windows better than most pc laptops... :)
     
  6. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Definitely. When my MBP runs Windows it constantly freezes or slows down because I multitask as much as I do on OS X. Oh yeah and it only crashes 3-4 times every day with Windows.

    All in all MUCH better than on my old home built desktop PC.




    Sad really.
     
  7. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Or, it'll run Windows just like any other 2 ghz laptop with 1 gig of ram would. I don't get where people get this bizarre idea that an Apple laptop (ie, a PC laptop with an OS X-compatible TPM chip) will run Windows better than an equivalently-specced PC laptop.
     

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