Thread: Mac & Windows
09-27-2006, 03:13 PM #1GeorgiaBoyGuestMac & Windows
Starting a new job soon and new boss needs to buy me a computer. I need Mac for the graphics and editing, but need Windows for access to the company database. I suggested the MacBook Pro rather than buying a Mac and a PC.
He said he thought you could simply drop 2 hard drives into a single machine and set up Mac on one and Windows on the other - I have never heard of this.
Please tell me he's crazy!?
09-27-2006, 03:19 PM #2
It sounds like a simple misunderstanding of what you CAN do with a MacBook Pro. If you go for this model, get a copy of Parallels and a copy of Windows and you can run them both at the same time. You can't actually put 2 hard drives into a MacBook Pro, but you can certainly upgrade to a much bigger drive or use an external firewire drive.
09-27-2006, 03:31 PM #3sursucioflaGuest
I would use an external for windows, don't want it infecting something that's more difficult to replace. Easier to replace an external.
09-27-2006, 04:53 PM #4
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If the database is CPU intense, Boot Camp is an option as well.Windows on the Mac - Forums and free support for Boot Camp, Parallels, and VMWare.
09-27-2006, 05:06 PM #5Originally Posted by sursuciofla
To answer the OP question, I am assuming your boss means dropping two drives into a standard PC and running both OS? If so, the answer is no, you cannot do that with Mac OSX.Fondest regards, Kyomii
09-27-2006, 05:27 PM #6darcylGuestParallels
Just a note on Parallels: one guy at my work (Windows development shop) has a Mac Book Pro, and he uses Parallels to do all his Visual Studio demos on...so its very capable of handling processor-intense stuff.
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