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  1. #1

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    Sep 29, 2009
    Mac OS X v 10.6.2 Processor:2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo: Memory 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Virtual box or Boot camp
    Lately I tried getting the mac version of visual studio for a project i want to work on,Unfortunately I couldn't.I now wanted to install windows on my mac,so i can run the VS.I am a little bit confused, should I run Boot camp and create a partition or use virtual box?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2008
    If you use Virtualbox:
    - Windows runs at the same time as OS X, in a window
    - Windows runs in "fake" hardware and cannot utilize everything in your Mac

    If you use Boot Camp:
    - Windows runs as a standalone, dedicated operating system
    - Windows has access to all of your Mac's hardware

  3. #3

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    Jul 02, 2007
    Going Galt...
    If you have the space, install it on both. VBox is free as is Bootcamp. Try them for a week and then delete whichever one doesn't work well enough.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Kash's Avatar
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    I'm with XJ, I say go with both.

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