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Windows on my mac
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Is anyone using VMware? I have a macbook pro with Leopard and am thinking of getting VMware.
Also I'm running windows xp 64 pro on my pc and I like it alot. Should I stick with that on the mac or
go to Vista? Hope this makes sense (it's early)
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2/11/2009 6:02:04 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 6:02:04 AM)
show user profile  Phalse
Do you need DX 10 graphics or dx10 sdk kit?
If you need either of those, vista, if not XP
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2/11/2009 6:03:25 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 6:08:52 AM)
show user profile  Phalse
Yes you should install and configure dual boot, both linux(mac Leopard) and Windows on your Apple laptop.

Its a good idea and handy to have the dual boot.

Edit: *strat* IMO thats the best OS out right now. XP 64bit
I also like knoppix linux for administration, and leopard is pretty fast+stable.
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2/11/2009 6:04:03 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 6:08:21 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
i use XP64 on my mac pro. personally for me it's the best solution :)


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2/11/2009 6:05:27 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 6:05:27 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Strat, are you using VMware or Bootcamp?
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2/11/2009 6:11:55 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 6:11:55 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Anyone using VMware? or Bootcamp? or Something else?
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2/11/2009 8:02:25 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 8:02:25 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
Bootcamp. i got a second hard drive in my mac and installed XP64 on it from scratch. so i can easily switch back and forth between the two os's (via a re-boot option) at will.


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2/11/2009 8:47:50 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 8:47:50 AM)
show user profile  Philbert
I am using bootcamp on my mac-mini with Win XP

Running XP within the mac desktop was a no go, it lagged so badly it was pathetic
but the processor I have is not great.

I haven't bothered booting into the Mac OS for about 5 months

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2/11/2009 8:50:29 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 8:50:29 AM)
show user profile  toldaddy
I ran VMware fusion at my old job, it was really handy and ran reasonably smooth. You have two options, to set up windows through VM ware within OSX, and to install through bootcamp then have VMware fusion read that partition. I recommend the latter.

Using max through VMware is buggy and choppy when it comes to viewport operations, but rendering surprisingly works quite nicely without locking up the entire computer.

I'd definitely recommend sticking with XP64, unless you're doing next gen gaming and need DX10 as said before.

Hope that helps!

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2/11/2009 9:00:25 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 9:00:25 AM)
show user profile  horizon
So mac becomes just another pc vendor like alienware... interesting :P

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2/11/2009 9:41:57 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 9:41:57 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Thanks all!
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2/11/2009 11:42:38 AM (last edit: 2/11/2009 11:42:38 AM)
show user profile  Odie
I just bought a new 15" macbook pro. Luckily it came with 4gigs of ram. :)

I have XP pro as a bootcamp install which I migrated over to parallels for use as a virtual machine as well. The parallels version is a bit buggy at times, but is amazing for browser testing (I heart coherence mode). I hear it's useless with less than 4 gigs of ram though.

Haven't used VMWare, but it's basically the same thing is Parallels.

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2/11/2009 7:26:45 PM (last edit: 2/11/2009 7:26:45 PM)
show user profile  donvella
vmware is good for small operating systems (such as linux) which dont require more then 2gb of ram - however if you need more power and more ram then dual boot, easy as that.

If you have new hardware and atleast 4gb ram, then go to vista, i use xp64 8gb ram at work, and my vista64 4gb ram laptop, and my laptop is noticabley faster. (same quad cpu and video cards). I wouldnt recommend xp64 at all - however, each to their own.

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2/11/2009 8:38:09 PM (last edit: 2/11/2009 8:38:54 PM)
show user profile  OAKmaden
Note: it is announced that WMware Fusion 2.0 supports "experimental DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 2 3D acceleration"

But it is supported only partially and seems really slow. I do not see any acceleration at all. I am using pretty simple shaders (2.0 model) for TruePainter's viewport display. Fps falls down to 2-3 frames if Max is running on WM comparing with 60fps on PC. RSS

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2/24/2009 2:09:01 AM (last edit: 2/24/2009 2:09:01 AM)
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