Windows XP or Vista on Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by booste, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. booste macrumors member

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    I am wondering for when I get my 2.0 alu MB... Which preforms best on the MacBook?

    I realize that XP is obviously less intensive, but I do like having the newest and "best looking" OS. Is vista at all slow or laggy on a 2.0 MB compared to XP?

    And also, I am sure someone will ask, I am able to get vista from my school and I have a currently unused copy of XP so I am not pirating D=<.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Both will work fine depending on your needs
    you shouldn't encounter any problems
    I would suggest upgrading your RAM for either

    Some are turned off of Vista for a variety of reasons
    But I run it with no problems (other than it is... well... Windows)

    If you don't really need Vista... I would say just stay with XP until Windows 7 comes out

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but I have access to either for free... So I think I might just go with Vista
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't think you will find it slow or laggy at all, especially if you boot natively
    But again, I would upgrade the RAM

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    I use XP for gaming and works well. It takes less space on the HD, too ;)
     
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    I run XP Pro. SP3 on both my Macbook (4GB) and iMac (3GB) and both run great using Boot Camp. In OS X, I use Fusion and both run OK - just a little laggy at times (more so on the iMac). I split the RAM evenly between X and Windows, BTW. In all honesty, my iMac runs Windows better than any PC I've owned. I'm not a fan of Vista, however... but that's a personal preference. Vista is the entire reason that I left PCs for a Mac, anyway. :D
     
  7. booste thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm thanks for the advice... I am going to upgrade RAM and HDD so space won't be an issue.
     
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