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Hi All,
I've just purchased my new Mac and am a total novice, after using a PC for the last 15years.
I bought the Mac mainly to use for my Website, but I miss some things from Windows plus some games I have, won't transfer to the Mac, so I'm thinking of installing Parallels Desktop 7 and just wondered if anyone else uses this program and what they think of it and does it slow down the speed of the Mac at all. I understand that I have to install Windows 7 onto the Mac, is this done after installing Parallels Desktop 7 or before and is it just a case of putting the Windows 7 Disc into the Disc Drive of the Mac and it installs automatically.
Sorry it's a lot of questions but I just want to be sure before I do anything, ie is it worth doing or will I just be wasting my time.
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If you want to run games then booting straight into Windows is a better option, especially for more demanding games

Take a look at or guide for running Windows on a Mac

Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide

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Thanks for your answer and the link to the thread, which I have read, but it's not just the games, I also like to use Microsoft Publisher which won't work on the Mac and I also like the idea of the drag and drop between the two systems.
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If you use Microsoft Publisher, then consider giving Apple's Pages a try

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Is this what you mean Apple (United Kingdom) - Pages - Create beautiful documents with a tap.

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Yes. iWork Pages. It does very good layout work in addition to being a word processor. There are also other very nice inexpensive graphic layout programs that are as good or better than MS Publisher. I have MS Publisher on my Windows machine but I actually prefer using iStudio Publisher for the Mac. It sells in the Mac App store for $17.99. Developers are from the UK.
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