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Will you be able to run Vista with the new Leopard? How about Parallels? Which is best. I really want a 24 in. I mac later this year but I have to be able to run my Windows software on it.
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Don't know where my post went so will try again. I plan to buy a 24 in. I Mac later this year. Will I be able to install Vista on it when Leopard comes out? And can Vista be installed on Parallels? Which is better, Boot camp or Parallels? I really need to keep my Windows software.
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Don't know where my post went so will try again. I plan to buy a 24 in. I Mac later this year. Will I be able to install Vista on it when Leopard comes out?
Yes, but why you would want to is my question.

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Depends on what you want to do. If your programs require 3D graphics (like games), the Bootcamp is the better choice. For just about everything else, I prefer Parallels since it runs at the same time as OS X.

In time, I think you'll find that the Mac has all the software you need. But if you intend to buy a Mac only to run Windows, I'd ask you why you thought about switching in the first place.
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Will you be able to run Vista with the new Leopard? How about Parallels? Which is best. I really want a 24 in. I mac later this year but I have to be able to run my Windows software on it.
See my answers to your other post which was basically the same.
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The reason I want a mac is because I have always wanted one and because I started with windows and have so much software I never made the switch. But now that I will still be able to run my favorite software I can finally get that mac. I am looking forward to running a mac and finally learning what it's all about.
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The reason I want a mac is because I have always wanted one and because I started with windows and have so much software I never made the switch. But now that I will still be able to run my favorite software I can finally get that mac. I am looking forward to running a mac and finally learning what it's all about.
Just keep an open mind and remember that the Mac is not a PC. It has its own unique set of quirks and it takes time to get used to it, just like getting a new car.

The reason for my comment is that it seems we have a number of members who just bought a Mac to run Windows and find themselves disappointed that although it does run Windows well, it is limited by a number of Mac traits (like only having one mouse button, having beta drivers that can be a little bit buggy, etc). If you intend to run Windows 90% of your time and explore Mac OS only on occasion, you might find yourself feeling the same way.
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Not sure how I would run windows with only one mouse button. Now you are making me nervous!
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Not sure how I would run windows with only one mouse button. Now you are making me nervous!
Well, if you are buying a desktop, you can always attach a two-button mouse. If you are buying a laptop, you can either CTRL-click for a right-click or enable the "two-fingered tapping" feature which registers two fingers tapping on the touch pad as a right-click. It is very natural once you get used to it.

This is exactly what I mean by keeping an open mind - just because you have to do things differently, doesn't mean that the Windows way is "the right way" or "better", it's just different.
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