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Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

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Originally Posted by rgedge View Post
Hello all. Waiting for my new MBP! Trying to get read up before it gets here. I am still stuck on MS Outlook 2007 and my Windows Smartphone so the XP VM looks like the way I am leaning. And there seems to be a consensus that I won't NEED boot camp to successfully and painlessly run Parallels for my Outlook/Active sync and other MS products not in the MAC World. So aside from any more advice you can give;
Check out "The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile".

Also note that Boot Camp is not a program per se. It is merely a wizard that partitions your hard drive and prepares the EFI to install Windows natively on your machine in a dual-boot manner.

Parallels on the other hand (and VMWare Fusion, which is very similar) are so-called virtualization products. What they do is essentially set up a "virtual machine" that runs within a window on your Mac. In that fashion, you can run both Windows and Mac OS X simultaneously. So, if you need to run one particular Windows app, you don't have to go through the hassle of rebooting your machine and bringing Windows up that way.

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1) Is it worth getting another 2 GB RAM
If you're going to run Windows XP in Parallels, you can devote 512MB to it and still run very comfortably, leaving you 1.5GB for Mac OS X (Leopard runs pretty comfortably with 1GB). I'd hold off for now and see how it goes.

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2) and where can I get it (MBP is coming with 2 GB only)
um, thats all for now.
Geoff
I highly recommend Crucial.com. They are the retail arm of Micron, one of the biggest memory manufacturers in the industry. Great customer service, great prices, guaranteed compatibility and lifetime warranty.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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