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

    Jan 25, 2008
    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


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    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


    Jan 18, 2005
    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

    Dec 6, 2007
    A Macbook is a PC with a chip that allows it to also run OS X.
  5. jamesybsu macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    basically your macbook white will run windows better than most pc laptops... :)
  6. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    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

    Dec 6, 2007
    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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