Bootcamp or Paralells?

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  1. Lat

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    I need to run XP on my macbook to run 3 programs: PSPICE, Matlab and Proteus. What would be better to use for what I need?
     
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    The correct answer is both. Use the new parallels beta on a bootcamp XP install, so you can use it either way.
     
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    I can't get it working like that :mad: I keep getting an error
     
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    what format is your boot camp partition in, it only works for NTFS right now i think. they are working on getting it to work with FAT 32
     
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    dammit... yea its FAT32, did it so I can change stuff in the Windows partition... Maybe I'll update it to NTFS
     
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    I really don't feel like doing that :hs: Do you think it would be wise to run these programs through paralells or bootcamp?
     
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    If they're not using 3d acceleration, stick with parallels. The only real limitation of parallels is that it can't use Direct3d or OpenGL acceleration. If you run it in parallels, you can copy/paste back and forth from your OSX apps, which is pretty handy.
     
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    :coold: Will be installing this before the semester starts :bowdown:
     
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    I take back my previous statement, the new release of parallels (that came out on oink yesterday) will support a boot camp partition that is FAT32.

    Just update your parallels and you're good to go.

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    ChowYunSkinny You no help me now...I say **** you Jobu. I do it

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    Use Parallels or try the new VMWare beta product Fusion. If they don't meet your performance needs, just delete them and do Boot Camp.
     
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    I got 3120 but I still get errors :wtc:
     
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    downloading right now :bowdown:
     
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    Installing now :coold: But the installation is bring my system to a crawl. :hs: 1 gig isn't enough :wtc:
     

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