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I have seen many videos such as Smooth multitasking between Mac OS, Linux, and Windows XP � BlackMacBook.com Videos and YouTube - Fast OS Switching on MacBook where they can run Mac, Windows, and Linux, all by running Parallels, and just tapping the side of the screen. I just ordered my black macbook the other day. I want to know how to do that when I get it. Can someone give me specific instructions? Do have to have windows installation discs handy? I don't really know what I'm doing. Thanks for the help.
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After you get your MacBook and set up your user account on it, download the Parallels trial and follow their instructions.
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hey,
i am planning to buy a macbook (2.2GHz, 2GB RAM). i will be using the parallels desktop on it. just wondering how you can install windows applications on it. also, of parallels and fusion which one is better? this might be the decisive factr for me in getting the mac.
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hey,
i am planning to buy a macbook (2.2GHz, 2GB RAM). i will be using the parallels desktop on it. just wondering how you can install windows applications on it. also, of parallels and fusion which one is better? this might be the decisive factr for me in getting the mac.
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You'd install Windows apps like you would on any Windows computer. You ARE running Windows via Parallels, after all. As for which is better, I suggest a Google search to find actual side-by-side comparisons.
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i am planning to buy a macbook (2.2GHz, 2GB RAM). i will be using the parallels desktop on it. just wondering how you can install windows applications on it. also, of parallels and fusion which one is better? this might be the decisive factr for me in getting the mac.
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thats exactly what i got. xD
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so would i need a windows installation disc for all of this?
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so would i need a windows installation disc for all of this?
Of course. You need Windows XP with SP2 already applied, or Windows Vista.
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