School requires me to use windows, parallels + xp?

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  1. POScar

    POScar Believe in OFFTOPIC

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    or vista? Bootcamp? Thoughts?
     
  2. agent0068

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    what specifically are they making you use in windows? like, is it a requirement that is in any way enforceable? or just laziness on their part?
     
  3. _Trev_

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    Install it in bootcamp and run it in VMWare fusion. That way you can easily use XP if you have to and if for some reason you need a full environment, you can just reboot.
     
  4. Casino

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    is VMWare fusion better then parallels? in what ways?
     
  5. POScar

    POScar Believe in OFFTOPIC

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    I dunno, they just say its a requirement. Some of the streaming videos I can't seem to get to work on the mac though.
     
  6. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    Here's a review on it:

    http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/vmware.html

    I'll be getting my copy in a couple of days, I'll let you know how it comes out.
     
  7. bovine

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    I like it better than parallels; it's faster and feels better put together. When switching from window to fullscreen it doesn't stutter like parallels did on my machine. Apps open a lot quicker and are more responsive. It also allows you to have your VM image split into 2 gig files w/ no performance loss (2 gig image files can be stored on a fat 32 network share/external hd or dvd for backup).
     
  8. Casino

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    If i install Xp on boot camp, can vm run off that image like parallels can?
     
  9. bovine

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    Yes.
     
  10. vr_121

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    forget boot camp...go for parallels. i need to use some windows applications and using parallels is much more convenient!!! and the best part is that my system isn't slowed down when i run windows alongside OS X.
     
  11. CyberBullets

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    Parallels in coherent mode ftw. Seriously, the new version of parallels is awesome! Run windows apps like native apps in osx :o
     

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