xp or 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dmoreno26, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. dmoreno26 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    windows 7 or windows xp

    which do you prefer on your mac?
    im only going to be doing architecture programs
    so what do you think i should do?
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If you're only using it for a couple of apps, I'd suggest XP. It's easier to use and is probably much cheaper than 7 now.
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Personally I prefer Windows 7 over XP. Plus you can access 4GB+ RAM with the Win 7 x64. Yes there is an XP x64 but has little supported hardware.

    The current AutoCAD has some pretty hefty requirements so you should look at Win 7 just for the additional RAM support.
  4. dmoreno26 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
  5. theheyes macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2006
    Windows 7 x64 is a no brainer. It would be pretty silly to buy XP at this stage and the difference in price is insignificant.
  6. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    I disagree, if the programs you use work well in Windows XP, I say get XP because it is faster in general and more compatible at this point (at least for me, but other may have different experiences).
  7. Aniki macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
    I don't exactly see the point of using Windows XP still. It's a 10 year old OS >_>
  8. charliex5 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Third year arch student here. I use 7 in bootcamp with 4 gigs of RAM and it works awesome with AutoCAD and Revit. I haven't tried XP with it at all so I can't speak for it.
  9. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    I suggest installing Windows Seven, because the new Programs and drivers manufacturers makes only for Windows Seven.

    XP is less demanding on computer resources, but has a problem with drivers.

    And I think now computers is not so weak that the you would install this system to win in performance.

    But do not deny, XP is the great system, but already outdated.

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