Parallel?

Discussion in 'Computing, Science, and Technology' started by WilliamBauset, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. WilliamBauset

    WilliamBauset Member

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    did you guy's tried this amazing software? man this is awesome

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    I'm running Windows XP Home Edition=)!!! and im planning to install some games on it since some of my games are not compatible with the Mac

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    .. also i'm planning to install Windows 7 and or maybe Windows Vista

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    so yeah Parallel is freaking awesome and much better than BootCamp=)!!!

    what do you think of this software=)?
  2. Vince

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    It is quite nice, however since it does run both OSs on top of each other, it usually stresses the RAM a lot. I know it took quite a while for my browsers to load while I was using it, I wouldn't even want to imagine gaming...
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    Props to your avatar, WilliamBauset! /ot

    Like Vince said, It's gonna be slow with games. No matter what you try, the only good solution for gaming on the Mac is to use Steam now that it's out.
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Running games on a virtual machine won't be very good. If you want to play games, playing them through BootCamp will be much better. And I prefer VMware Fusion

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    Also, having XP, 7 and Vista installed would be pretty much useless. There's no actual point in having 3 different Windows versions installed.
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    hmm, well yesterday i installed on parallels Grand Theft Auto San Andreas/Halo 1/Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and they run perfectly even on the high settings..
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    Hm...like I said on my '08 MacBook Pro it wasn't very comfortable running anything.

    VMWare Fusion was kinda confusing when I tried it, Parallels is much easier to use. For gaming though, BootCamp really is the best.

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