1. Gazella's Avatar
    What do most prefer for running Windows? Boot Camp or softwares like Parallels? Why one over the other?
    08-13-2015 08:37 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't know what 'most' prefer, but many use Boot Camp and many others use Parallels. Personally, I used Boot Camp years back because it was built-in and simple to use.
    08-13-2015 10:45 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Check out the iMore Blog article via the following link.

    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=337609
    08-13-2015 10:49 AM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    Bootcamp is more performance. VM is more convenience. You have to decide what you want. Most people I would think do bootcamp because that's the built in option. I do VM because the whole point of a Macbook is to use OS X. This adds ability to run windows for necessary things without giving that up.
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    08-26-2015 08:19 AM
  5. Scatabrain's Avatar
    VMWare for me.
    08-26-2015 09:09 AM
  6. MarkY3130's Avatar
    I use a PC for work and a Mac for fun. (Mostly because I bought a MacBook for work and found I would need to find a workaround to run the necessary programs. So I just retired it to home use. Tried parallels and it was too sluggish and boot camp wasn't what I wanted.


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    08-26-2015 09:14 AM
  7. 6PlusManiac's Avatar
    I personally only use VMWare Fusion. I only run basic programs or run OS's that aren't that demanding like different Ubuntu distributions. I still haven't managed to use all the 8GB of RAM I have in my MBP while having a virtual machine running and allotting it 4GB of RAM.
    09-02-2015 11:22 AM
  8. Lrover's Avatar
    Install VMWare instead of running Bootcamp!! Any of these VMWare clients (Fusion, parallels, etc.,) will allow you to run Windows, Red Hat, Linux, etc., side by side on your Mac screen, while on the other hand, running Windows in Bootcamp, you have to boot up your Mac to use either Windows or Mac OS!!
    09-03-2015 02:01 AM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Install VMWare instead of running Bootcamp!! Any of these VMWare clients (Fusion, parallels, etc.,) will allow you to run Windows, Red Hat, Linux, etc., side by side on your Mac screen, while on the other hand, running Windows in Bootcamp, you have to boot up your Mac to use either Windows or Mac OS!!
    Slight correctionVMWare is the company that produces VMWare Fusion. The "generic" name for this type of software should just be VMs and yes Fusion and Parallels are both types of VMs produced by separate companies. Another one would be VirtualBox which is free but not quite as easy to use and not as many features as the other two.
    09-03-2015 09:11 AM

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