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    Boot Camp vs Parallel ?

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    How does Boot Camp stack up vs. Parallel? Pros and cons from users please.
    Thanks for any input. Van

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    Boot Camp vs Parallel ?
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    With Boot Camp you are actually booting into Windows. It is a full blown Windows machine. With Parallels you are using something call virtualization. I would always recommend virtualization UNLESS you really need the extra power (i.e. gaming, etc.).

    Explore For Truth: Boot Camp or Parallels?

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    Boot Camp vs Parallel ?

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    There's stuff on this already - see this thread, for example:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...parallels.html

    In addition to Parallels there's also VMFusion and Virtual Box, which is free. With Boot Camp you have to reboot to change from Windows to OSX or vice versa, with a virtual machine you just hit a couple of keys.

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    Boot Camp vs Parallel ?

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    To add to the good advice that's already been given, here's a consideration. If you decide to use boot camp, it creates a separate partion on your hard drive which contains windows to its own area. Then if and when you decide you no longer want Windows on your Mac, its easier to remove. If you use a virtualization solution you must remove that software, as well as the files it leaves behind.
    Depending on your computer skills that may or may not matter to you. But it's worth considering. Also like they said, to switch between windows and OS X you must reboot your Mac. Yet that's not a really big deal because Macs do that quickly. So it boils down to personal preference. Enjoy your Mac.

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    Boot Camp vs Parallel ?

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    Boot Camp vs Parallel
    Thanks to all who responded, I think I'll go with Parallel.I'll also check the switching to Mac reference. Van

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