Windows OS Choice - Compatible Software

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Michael73, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    I've recently started my own internet marketing company. In the past, I've always worked client-side and always ran in a windows environment (XP). I'm now working on a Mac and there are very few SEO-type tools (think WebCEO or WebPosition) that are mac based.

    So, for the first time, I'm going to use Bootcamp and install Windows. The question is which version? I can get either XP (Pro) or Vista (Business Ed. or Ultimate Ed.). Will one run better than another? I have a Mac Pro...

    The second question is for anyone who might be on the SEO, PPC side of things. How many of the software tools out there ARE NOT Vista compatible?

    My inclination is to get Vista (probably Ultimate) but if the software isn't compatible then I'll obviously have to get XP.
  2. alexbates macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    You should get Vista as long as you have 2GB of RAM or more.
  3. Michael73 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    I'm not so worried about running the OS as the MP has the horsepower to run any version I choose.

    I guess I'm worried that the available SEO tools are not Vista compatible which would force me to use XP.

    Anyone know if the bulk of SEO tools out there are Vista compatible?
  4. technotask macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    XP will be much better... no compatibility issues.... nd its nt bulky compared to vista....

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