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MAC/WINDOWS TOGETHER ON 1 PC


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#1 roc1911

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:40 AM

I am going to buy a mac. As I was researching the best prices and such, I noticed that some companies are offering both
Mac O/S and a Windows O/S (XP or Vista) both in one computer...
I was wondering if this is a sound thing to do? What are benefits and pitfalls of it?
Or any info you send my way will be apprecciated
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:01 PM

A "hackintosh" PC may have issues given the hardware layout. If you buy a Mac, you can install Windows on it with Bootcamp. There can be issues there too. Not all hardware designed for a Windows-based PC is compatible for a Mac. I say if you're a gamer or someone who doesn't want to deal with the uncertainties associated with a Mac/Windows PC, stick to Windows. If you want to try something new, download the Windows 7 Release Candidate and see if you like it.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

I'm not a Mac user myself, but from what I hear, using bootcamp to install Windows on a Mac is well supported now and should work fine.

Installing Mac OS on a PC (a "hackintosh") can be done, but violates Apple's End user license agreement.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:53 PM

In order for a Mac to run XP "out of the box" it has to have a Intel CPU.
In that case you pretty much have a PC in a Mac case.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 01:31 PM

Actually most Mac's now come with the option to have Windows installed on it as well as the Mac OSX. From what i have heard about the process the windows acts like a normal windows computer and con do everything a normal windows can. Same with the Mac

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:13 PM

Of course you can buy a Mac with Windows on it. If you think you're going to be running Windows more than a Mac, just get a Windows PC and save some cash.

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