Windows on your MBP's ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    For those of you running Windows on your MBP's what percentage of the time do you spend in Windows?

    Is anyone running Win7 on their Mac say 80% of the time or more?

    I notice among my friends since Win7 came out a lot of people are spending a lot of time on the darkside in win7 mostly via Bootcamp, some Fussion.

    You spending much time in Windows?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  3. Cali3350 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    A good ~60% of time. Really anytime im not in class im in Windows. Visual Studio / games / flash performance.
  4. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
  5. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Good, good... let your frustration flow through you...Do not underestimate the power of the dark side!

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  6. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    lol, I should hit the edit button I guess, win7 is better than previous versions for sure.
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I rarely boot into windows anymore, maybe twice a month.
    I do use vmware regularly tho.
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    Just curious what can visual studio do that Xcode or eclipse cannot?
    And I rarely boot to windows since I really only use my laptop at school and battery life is closer to half of what I get in osx. There is not much I cannot do under osx and I like the terminal for my systems programming class.
  9. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    Why the exclusivity? I have a macbook (air) too and I use windows!

    Well if you were interested, i'd say about 70% in windows, I think I spend too much time playing Dragon Age...
  10. Cali3350 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    Any .net development obviously. :)
  11. robj macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    This weekend I'm going to try to install Win7 in a bootcamp partition, I'm planning to use it from time to time.

    My reasons are for develop native Win applications and maybe for playing, But i do not play videogames in my MBP very often.

    I think that I can use the bootcamp partition with Fusion, so I think the half of the times I will use Win7 through VM software.
  12. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    It's the only effective way to administrate MS SQL servers too...
  13. A.W.E.S.O.M.-0 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Even though I really tried otherwise, I guess I spend a good 80% of my time on the MBP in Windows. Untill now XP, from this weekend on Windows 7 64.

    In my company I'm the only one with a Mac and my collegues & customers all work a lot with MS Office. For compatibility reasons there is no choice but MS Office in Windows. I've tried Office 2008 for Mac but I find it terrible, perhaps it just takes time to get used to but I don't have the time and will to invest in figuring everything out.

    Add a little bit of gaming to it and then you find yourself spending lots of time in Windows. But I'm still running OS 10.4 Tiger, perhaps with Snow Leopard I'll spend more time in OSX but time will tell.
  14. jackinlost macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2008
  15. aneks macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2006
    there where 1 or two apps that I used to run in Windows under bootcamp, but now I barely ever even open VMware. I just find there is no need. Even for things with better performance under windows like Maya or After Effects, I would rather just stick with the mac version and take a slight hit.
  16. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    Im on Windows 7 a good 75% of the time.

    Most of the time, its playing WoW. And WoW runs so so so much better in Windows.

    The other 25% is everything from Surfing, iTunes, Email etc in OSX.
  17. Sace macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Maybe 25% in Windows 7 via bootcamp.

    Only use windows for school app such as Ni Multisim and Codevision. And of course for gaming.

    Surfing, text and stuff like that, is always in OS X.
  18. SecretAsianMan macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I make a living developing software with .NET / SQL Server. I also prefer Office on Windows. I also game. So, 70% of my time is spent in Windows, most of it via Fusion.

    I use OS X for web browsing, email, iTunes, Twitter, and the occasional Cocoa development.
  19. jmazzamj macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I've been a Windows user for years (mainly for pcs being more affordable). Now I have finally spent some time with a Mac platform (10.5.8) and I'm loving it. I will never switch back to Windows, you can bet on that. I'm pretty sure that all of you Mac users, who have deliberately chosen to spend more and more time in Windows (either for work or ent), will be very very pissed when you realize that you must wipe out your HD and reinstall your system regularly (twice a year to keep your system responsive and reliable) or if your system ever fails to boot properly. I can assure this happen way too often and this trend will not change with Windows 7.

    Just my $ 0.02.
  20. awdougherty macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010
    I probably split the time between OS X and Windows 7. My company is mac based, and I need Final Cut, so those are the only real reasons why I use OS X at all, otherwise I could get by with Windows all the time. But as it is, I use OS X for the day to day stuff, but Windows 7 for games and flash viewing like Hulu.
  21. enberg macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    Only if you're a point and click weenie.
  22. hypermog macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2009
    Give in to your hatred... strike me down and complete your journey to the dark side of the force!
  23. hundert macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    100% last half of a year, because I did not need Final Cut Pro.

    Right now, 50% 50% I would say. And sometimes it is 100% osx or 100% winXP, depending on what I need.

    May the force be with you on your dark side in win7.
  24. SecretAsianMan macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    if being a weenie gets more done faster for my clients, then count me in.
  25. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2007
    Don't even have it installed. Granted I do have to use Windows a lot at school because that's all they have, it's not on my MBP. I may install Win7 on it next year going to college just to have but I highly doubt I'll use it very much. I have no reason to, really.

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