Windows vs Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by testdrive, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. testdrive macrumors member

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    I have installed windows 7 ultimate on my macbook pro and had a question for the rest of the people with this setup. What things would you use windows for and what would you use the mac os x for?

    I was thinking about using mac os x for all work and saving windows incase I wanted to play a game or run a program not compatible with mac os x only because while running windows, battery life decreases by more than 50%.
     
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Yes, pretty much. I use Windows XP under Fusion to run some accounts-based software that won't play in either Windows 7 or OSX. I could upgrade it for $2k, but it works perfectly now in XP and that's $2k I don't need to spend.

    I use Windows 7 under Bootcamp, running it under Fusion for maintenance and the odd bits and bobs, but usually rebooting and going into Bootcamp to run video and graphics work, and demanding games. Most often I'm using this tethered and on a 30" monitor, so power use isn't an issue.

    All other stuff (web, mail, accounts, programming, site maintenance, photos, scanning, filing, and so on) I do on OSX. This is often under battery, usually in the evenings sitting watching TV.
     
  3. drsox macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I only use Win7 for a few programmes. Mirroring between 2 NAS drives (much faster than using CCC), ripping DVD & BluRay (ditto), etc. As I don't do any gaming I have Win7 installed via Parallels so I never boot into Win7.
     
  4. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    Games, basically.

    Oh and MS Project (though I prefer Omniplan, or Merlin for heavy weight project work) and MS Access sometimes.
     
  5. vistadude macrumors 65816

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