Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:29 PM
I just want some thoughts on what I'm thinking about doing. In a couple years, I'll be going to college. I'll probably get a MacBook Pro (or similar, but definitely an Apple). I'm considering installing a Windows OS along with the Parallels software (so I can use both OS's simultaneously, without rebooting). Having seen where MS is taking Windows 8, I'm tempted to buy a copy of Windows 7 now, to maintain familiarity (and enable me to continue using Windows-only programs). However, this obviously contains a risk: that Mac would start transitioning toward touch-screen PCs withing the next two years.
1. Does anyone have any experience with the Parallels software?
2. Does it seem like a good idea to buy Windows 7 and subsequently install it on my Mac with Parallels? Or is the possibility that technology would change significantly too much of a risk?
Thanks for any thoughts!