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miketoken

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#1 11 years ago

heres my question ok i plan on getting a mac i was wondering do you know if it is easy to run windows vista and mac os x at the same time easily! and sense you can run windows vista on mac then cant you run css !?!?:confused::confused: thanks in advance token




marvinmatthew

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#2 11 years ago

It's pretty easy to run Windows on the Mac. There's two ways to do it:

Boot Camp- This is the software made by apple. When you boot up your mac, you select which operating system you'd like to start. If you want to play Windows games, this is what you want to do.

Parallels- This program allows you to run Windows and Mac OSX at the same time. You first start up OSX, and then you launch this program, and you can run Windows in (ironically) a window in OSX.

And Counter Strike Source will work just fine using the Boot Camp method, provided you have a decent graphics card.




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#3 11 years ago

If you're going to run Windows as an OS, why not just buy a PC?

Forgive me if I'm missing the point of running Windows on a MAC.

Software compatibility? Then why not just buy a PC?




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#4 11 years ago

gizmo;3676916If you're going to run Windows as an OS, why not just buy a PC?

Forgive me if I'm missing the point of running Windows on a MAC.

Software compatibility? Then why not just buy a PC?

Perhaps a naive thought that, because it's on a Mac, he will have less chance of getting a Virus?

Well if that's it, don't bother. Doesn't make a difference mate. I could barely install Windows, as my Mac harboured more Windows Viruses than a well-traveled hooker..

Best run Sophos again... Don't wanna give any of you a virus =p




miketoken

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#5 11 years ago

darkclone;3676932Perhaps a naive thought that, because it's on a Mac, he will have less chance of getting a Virus?

Well if that's it, don't bother. Doesn't make a difference mate. I could barely install Windows, as my Mac harboured more Windows Viruses than a well-traveled hooker..

Best run Sophos again... Don't wanna give any of you a virus =p[/quote]

that the main reason why im getting a mac! plus hey its mac way better then a pc right!lol

[quote=marvinmatthew;3676914]It's pretty easy to run Windows on the Mac. There's two ways to do it:

Boot Camp- This is the software made by apple. When you boot up your mac, you select which operating system you'd like to start. If you want to play Windows games, this is what you want to do.

Parallels- This program allows you to run Windows and Mac OSX at the same time. You first start up OSX, and then you launch this program, and you can run Windows in (ironically) a window in OSX.

And Counter Strike Source will work just fine using the Boot Camp method, provided you have a decent graphics card.

and thanks alot! so if you do run the parallels then can your run css still!?!? i have no need to with bootcamp but just wondering if you can!




marvinmatthew

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#6 11 years ago

You can not run Counter Strike Source in parallels. Only in boot camp.




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#7 11 years ago

A Mac is no better than a PC. Plus Macs run the same X86/AMD64_X86 hardware as any Dell or Home Built PC does. Their the same. Only difference is the OS that comes on them. If your gonna run Windows on the Mac then why bother wasting money on an overpriced PC? Windows has all the software Mac has, and more. Just get a normal PC for half the cost.




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#8 11 years ago

Wait. Boot Camp supports Vista now? I didn't know that.

As for the Mac computer. It it up to you, whether or not you want to get it. Keep the following in mind.

1. Linux is equally secure, and in most cases, just as user friendly. It is even more compatible. * Just try installing Vista on a non-Vista system, or OS X on anything but a Mac...

2. Mac's are a brand name computer. They are "stylish". Mac's are guaranteed to be reliable, but so are most of the brand name IBM compatibles.

3. The cheap software is made for Windows, and the free software is now made for Linux. The expensive studio production software is made for Macs. (Side note; A lot of Windows software can be run under Linux, or OSX-x86, using compatibility software.

4. Most of the Mac's great features, and cool interface can be duplicated, and customized under in Linux.

4. Windows has the best game support.




marvinmatthew

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#9 11 years ago
Agentlaidlaw;3677473A Mac is no better than a PC. Plus Macs run the same X86/AMD64_X86 hardware as any Dell or Home Built PC does. Their the same. Only difference is the OS that comes on them. If your gonna run Windows on the Mac then why bother wasting money on an overpriced PC? Windows has all the software Mac has, and more. Just get a normal PC for half the cost.

There are some people who have the need to run Mac OSX and Windows. If you want to do that, a new Mac is your only option.




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#10 11 years ago

yeah that right so ya! thanks alot! so is their any serious down sides to having a mac!?!?