Official Thread: Boot Camp vs. Parallels

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    What are everyone's thoughts on these two...

    I am finding it very inconvenient to restart everytime I need to use windows, I'm wanting to give Parallels a chance.

    What are you guys using? Hows everything working out for you.
     
  2. alverino03

    alverino03 Active Member

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    I use boot camp; however, I don't use Windows too often. :dunno:
     
  3. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    since i don't use windows too often i'm using parallels. Booting out of the OS to do a simple task here and there takes too long.
     
  4. some person

    some person Sheep Shagging Priest

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    Using parallels to check web compatability and stuff thats it, wouldnt want to restart!
     
  5. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm gonna try parallels for a while. I think it'll be easier.
     
  6. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    i have boot camp and would like to switch to parralells, do i need reinstall windows if I want to switch? Do I need a new copy of Winxp since I registered the one I installed with boot camp?

    Isn't there another program that lets you run windows programs natively on intel macosx without having to buy a windows licence? Is it really slow or something?
     
  7. mel my finger

    mel my finger New Member

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    This might help you out: http://forum.parallels.com/thread3261.html

    I vaguely remember reading that you're supposed to get a new copy of windows. Don't quote me on that though.
     
  8. aphoric

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    I use Bootcamp for BF2, Crossover for XML Spy etc.
     
  9. MUDFISH

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    Has anyone compare the amount of space the two take up? Is there enough of a difference to make it noticable?
     
  10. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    parallels for stuff I need to use xp for
    boot camp doesnt work with my xp disc, but if it did, id use boot camp for gaming.
     
  11. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    thanks, im going to try this tomorrow!
     

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