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12-28-2010 03:54 PM  6 years agoPost 1
EvoFlight50

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I'm in the market for a new computer and wanted to try out the Mac Pro. I've been reading about running Windows 7 with Bootcamp because I still need to know how to use Windows for work and to help other people with computer problems.

My question is if I can run any Windows based application on a mac using bootcamp, such as sql server and programming applications like visual basic.

Thanks!

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12-28-2010 07:19 PM  6 years agoPost 2
AirWolfRC

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You day job is windows.

I think you have your priorities mixed up.

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12-28-2010 08:50 PM  6 years agoPost 3
EvoFlight50

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You day job is windows.

I think you have your priorities mixed up.
And my computer is at my house, where I am at night.

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12-28-2010 09:36 PM  6 years agoPost 4
eggmcmuffinplz

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Yes. Your priorities are mixed. Why would you buy a mac only to run windows on it for work? You can buy a PC with the same hardware as a mac for half the price. Waste your money elsewhere, like a new heli!

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12-28-2010 09:52 PM  6 years agoPost 5
EvoFlight50

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You can buy a PC with the same hardware as a mac for half the price.
Agreed, but I have been doing a lot of reading and many websites that have run benchmarking tests have had Macs with less hardware power outperform a PC with more powerful hardware.

The only reason I want to run Windows on it is because pretty much everyone I know uses Windows. For what I want to use it for, video editing and such, I would be using the Mac side and their software.

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12-28-2010 11:30 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Anthony.L

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ah the Mac haters come out every time like clock work.

The truth is you are correct, Mac hardware runs windows VERY fast. I'm in the same boat. I'm 100% Mac in personal life but must maintain some windows for work applications. I've used both bootcamp on my MacBook Pro laptop and also virtual machines on my MacBook Pro laptop and Mac Pro desktop.

The answer is they work great. In fact the latest versions of VMware Fusion 3.x for Mac really give you some cool options. I'm about to test this myself, but you are supposed to be able to launch windows apps from the Mac dock as if they were installed on the Mac itself.

Will report back once I give that part a shot. But bootcamp or straight VM works great all day long.

Don't listen to the Apple haters.

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12-29-2010 12:02 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Ronald Thomas

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Agreed, but I have been doing a lot of reading and many websites that have run benchmarking tests have had Macs with less hardware power outperform a PC with more powerful hardware.
Very true. My desktop has twice the "speed" and memory but my MacBook Pro is still faster. I was told I could "turn" off some applications on my PC to make it faster but it kinda scares me as I am not that computer savvy

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12-29-2010 12:10 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Anthony.L

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Ok just got VMware Fusion 3.1 installed on my MBP and played with "Unity" mode. Holy crap, wish I would have done this a long time ago. Runs windows apps right on your mac desktop as if they were installed on mac. Perfect!

Check out this Youtube video for a demo.

Watch at YouTube

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12-29-2010 12:51 AM  6 years agoPost 9
eggmcmuffinplz

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Im not a mac hater by any means Considering i spent the time and effort into modifying kexts to get OSX to run on my laptop. Im only pointing out that for PCs hardware wise are much cheaper than the mac counterparts. Im not sure the mac label is enough to justify a huge mark up on the price thats all..

And Ron, i can hardly believe a computer with half the hardware specs is going to outdo another machine...unless you have windows vista

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12-29-2010 01:06 AM  6 years agoPost 10
eggmcmuffinplz

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My hackintosh:

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12-30-2010 03:05 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Tommy Z

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MacBook Pro here. I just recently put Windows 7 on it and it is sweeeet! Love my Mac.

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12-30-2010 04:46 PM  6 years agoPost 12
AndyH

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yeah, Fusion's Unity mode is a kick. Kinda makes me think the machine is a transvestite... Hehehe.the windows stuff right there with the mac stuff.. Its just wrong!

Anywho, I love my mac, and I have windows on it for a few things, mostly for using hi-tech heli gizmos!

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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12-30-2010 05:15 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Havoc

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Macs with less hardware power outperform a PC with more powerful hardware.
Anyone and everyone writes code for the PC and they can be lazy and sloppy and rely on the hardware too much. Any performance problem you have is simply blamed on the hardware or the user. The downside of now having cheap memory and relatively inexpensive hardware is the code has become gluttonous.

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12-30-2010 05:26 PM  6 years agoPost 14
AirWolfRC

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The downside of now having cheap memory and relatively inexpensive hardware is the code has become gluttonous.
+1 +2 +3

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01-15-2011 11:50 PM  6 years agoPost 15
OICU812

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I've been considering a Mac lappy for the video and photo stuff alone! The price and the unfamiliarity are what is holding me back. Otherwise Apple stuff IMO is very good.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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01-16-2011 12:30 AM  6 years agoPost 16
mike4406

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Just and fyi,APPLE Retail Stores have DROPPED ALL RESTOCKING FEES!!! Do what I did. I bought the top of the line MAC Book Air 13 inch 256G SSD, 4 Gig memory, 1888.00 with tax on Tuesday, took it home, opened it up, loaded VM Fusion, Windows 7, etc, played with it for 4 days, and decided I just wasn't a MAC person. I will admit the form factor was nice! Took it back today, said I just didn't want it, they credited the ole amex for the full amount.... So, if you have an Apple retail store nearby, its like getting a free test drive... You have 14 days to play with no questions asked. Just google apple restocking fees

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01-16-2011 01:17 AM  6 years agoPost 17
AndyH

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and the unfamiliarity are what is holding me back.
It takes about a week to get really used to it. I had never touched a mac in my life when I got a bug up my butt to get a macbook. 1st week was weird, but now I love it. Simple easy and very stable.

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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01-16-2011 01:55 AM  6 years agoPost 18
Anthony.L

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For video and photo a Mac is the absolute best platform, just do it!

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01-16-2011 03:22 AM  6 years agoPost 19
jsenicka

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Fusion rocks in Unity mode.
I drop to bootcamp boot only for Phoenix 3.0 with all graphics maxed out.

I boot same partition either way. All my business stuff is through Fusion,

Jim Senicka
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