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Do you run windows on your Intel Mac?

Asked by pattyb (786points) June 18th, 2008 from iPhone

Is it buggy,, regrets? , problems?, issues?

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koesac's avatar

Works amazingly well on my MBP with 4GB of ram (current gen).

I run XP for some programs that don’t support Mac OS X and I love it!

iwamoto's avatar

haven’t done it yet, maybe i will if i want to play Team Fortress 2, i mean, it’s only for the games

Skyrail's avatar

Good question seeing as it’s one that’s on my mind for when I go to uni. I’ve been told that Macs are very good hardware wise and seeing as I like to game and develop in Windows I would like to install Windows on a MB and from what koesac has said it seems somewhat feasible.

BirdlegLeft's avatar

Yes. One of my sons uses the “dark side” for some school work, and my wife use Windows to watch stuff on Netflix. I’ve also installed a few games that aren’t available for the Mac. It runs pretty well, and looks much better than its work counter-part.

richardhenry's avatar

Through Parallels. Works great.

joeysefika's avatar

Yep installed fine (both XP and Vista) and ran great. No more buggy than on a normal PC. Ran games on it easily. Besides one of the PC magazines (cant remember which one) voted the MB Pro the best Vista laptop. so there you go.

Skyrail's avatar

Ooh, in that case I must look at getting a MBP then, even though they are rather expensive sadly :(

dland's avatar

Heck yeah!

I use Parallels on my MacBook Pro, Boot Camp on my Intel iMac, and I run a number of Windows apps under Crossover Mac (and Crossover Games) to good effect.

I have dabbled with VMWare mac and VirtualBox, but did not settle for either of those.

ndredsox's avatar

I have been running VMware Fusion on my MB. I only use windows to power the netflix online movie client – until they produce the mac client.

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