Windows 7 vs OSX

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacFanUK, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

    MacFanUK

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    I currently have an Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz PC with 6GB Ram, 2 x 500GB Hard Drives and a Radeon HD3650 512MB Graphics Card and I currently have OSX 10.5.8 installed.

    I am having some issues with it (Graphics card not 100% compatible and Office 2008 has database errors) so I've been contemplating getting rid of OSX and installing Windows 7 instead. However, I was wondering what would you guys do?

    I love OSX and I will more than likely end up buying a Mac in the new year (probably a MBP) and I love having a Mac desktop, but if I have to do a reinstall I can't be bothered with the amount of hassle it took to get the graphics card working, so a Windows install would be easier (and would then give me dual displays).

    Anyway, your thoughts would be great :)
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Have you tried OpenOffice, this is the main problem with Hackintoshing, i.e. if it's your primary machine and something won't work.
     
  3. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a good idea. :)
    Put Win7 on the PC and get a Mac which works perfectly with MacOS.
     
  4. MacFanUK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I don't really like OpenOffice tbh. Office 2008 does work but everytime I start it up (i.e. word or excel) it comes up with a database error, you click ok, and it opens fine. It's just annoying :)
     
  5. MacFanUK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How about sell my pc and get a mac mini or something :D
     
  6. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    That would work too of course, with using BootCamp for Win.
    I just like to have those two things (Win and MacOS) each on a separate computer.
     
  7. MacFanUK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I've been toying with the idea of getting a mini for a while but maybe I should keep what I've got for now and wait til I can afford a Mac Pro (my dream machine).
     

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