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Offline leburpor

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Any of you guys in Adelaide, an expert with Macs? Need to setup my Air to run OS and Windows. Is it complicated to do?



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Any of you guys in Adelaide, an expert with Macs? Need to setup my Air to run OS and Windows. Is it complicated to do?

Not really complicated. Are you wanting to use bootcamp or vmware / parallels?

I use Parallels and take a little bit of a speed hit for greater flexibility.





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Not really complicated. Are you wanting to use bootcamp or vmware / parallels?

I use Parallels and take a little bit of a speed hit for greater flexibility.

Errr dunno...

What I want is to be able to have the occassional use of some software that's Windows based. One of them is like a CAD with basic graphics function, and the other is Explorer dependent. Does that give you enough info to recommend if I should use boot camp or parrallel?



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Errr dunno...

What I want is to be able to have the occassional use of some software that's Windows based. One of them is like a CAD with basic graphics function, and the other is Explorer dependent. Does that give you enough info to recommend if I should use boot camp or parrallel?

Yeah use parallels or vmware. You wont need to reboot to run your explorer application (although depending what it is, try switching safari into dev mode and changing the user agent) and testing it, it might just work. Try your CAD if it runs satisfactory then you are golden, if it is too slow then its only cost you $50 or what ever and then you use bootcamp.



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Downloaded a trial version of Parallel, installed Windows under Bootcamp and the whole things works well! Awesome! Thanks guys :)



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does anyone here use Vmware on their mac?

how does it compare to parallels?



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Just from looking over the shoulders of guys at work who use VMWare, it looks slow. Really slow.



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I have VMWare on my MBP which I have not used for last 3 months - Frankly the Mac OS does almost everything I need. The only time I've needed a Windows based OS is for uploading an ECU tune and even then - needed an actual windows machine rather than virtual machine.

Last time I used VMWare - frustrating bit was the "updates" that needed to be run before I could use the virtual machine.
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