New OS on mac? How reliable is the Dock porting?

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  1. lemacfar

    lemacfar Med/Watch/Headphone/Persian Crew OT Supporter

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    I guess dock-porting is what I call the feature to RUN vista on the new Mac OS (leapard right? )

    Well, pardon me for being uneducated in Mac lingo but the question I have is how reliable is it to run Vista on a new mac laptop.

    Now that the new OS is out.. how stable is it? does it run 100% as stable as it would on a laptop made for vista?


    My reason for asking this is that I am a Sony Fanboy as far as computers go and I'm going to be going away to medical school soon. I like the way macs are (thanks to Iphone) and I want to know how safe I am incase I don't like the Mac OS.


    Thanks for anyone taking the time to review my question

    Cheers
     
  2. tehaviator

    tehaviator what u think badass that me

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    I dual-boot and run XP natively. You can also run XP in OS X, with software. I don't know about Vista, though.
     
  3. lemacfar

    lemacfar Med/Watch/Headphone/Persian Crew OT Supporter

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    hmm... Like honestly... I love Vista... I can say that it has almost never "crashed" signifantly enough...

    I find that the ones that crash are the idiots that are modifying kernals or putting a bunch of software which of course one has malware...

    I am still afraid of spending 2g+ on a laptop with an OS I am not familiar with... That is why I wanted confirmation of Vista running pretty natively on the new OS
     
  4. Casino

    Casino Guest

    I installed Vista with boot camp and it runs perfectly. Runs very smoothly with no problems. Make sure you get 2GB of RAM. My specs are 2.16gz C2D, 2GB ram and integrated video (all the extra features of Vista work fine even with integrated video)
     
  5. LifeBurnsFaster

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    I doubt you'll want to use vista after os x
     
  6. ROFLCORE

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    If you install Vista on a macbook/pro it will be just like a normal install on any other computer.

    You can also dual boot or vmware/parallels it.

    And I agree with the above poster, being that nearly everyone I've bumped into that wanted a mac to "try it out" and dual booted windows or whatever, quickly dumped that crap, sorry excuse of an OS once they realized how unnecessary it was. :o

    *nix rules the world, it's about time people start realizing this.
     
  7. Euclid

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    You'll want to do a little homework to decide if you want to dual-boot into Windows or OS X (using Boot Camp) or if you want to run Windows on top of OS X using a product like VMWare or Parallels. If you want to dual-boot, which will give you the best performance but you'll have to reboot every time you want to switch between OS X and Windows, then that's something you probably want to get set up as soon as possible after getting the computer.
     
  8. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    maybe this will allay your fears of running windows on a Mac:

    "PC World: Macbook Pro is the "Fastest Windows Vista Laptop" of 2007"
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136649-page,3-c,notebooks/article.html


    but yeah, once you go mac...
     

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