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Windows 7: Transitioning from Mac to Windows 7. Shortkey for volume down, etc.

10 Oct 2011   #11
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Girom View Post

No he was just a computer fixer. He said that I should just run BootCamp on my MBP, it runs really fast, but if I bought a PC I would have to buy a real high end like 800 dollars to run it fast. Which I thought was kind of hard to believe.
I don't want to sound snobbish, but I don't think $800 buys you a "high end" PC. I guess just a real high end processor would cost you more than that.

I suppose a sensible statement is that if you want to have a responsive system you have to have something more than the minimum requirements published by Microsoft. This means that if you buy a netbook, then you should not expect a fast system, although others may disagree - personally I've never looked at netbooks.

That said, a decent PC typically costs less than a comparable Mac, so using Windows 7 is by no means exclusive.


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10 Oct 2011   #12
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Wow, thank you for this. I just noticed that Windows has something very convenient that Mac doesn't: Move the focused Window and Resize the focused Window shortkeys.
I don't know how to do this on a Macbook though. I'm pressing option space and S and the arrow keys to resize but it's not doing anything.
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10 Oct 2011   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post

I don't want to sound snobbish, but I don't think $800 buys you a "high end" PC. I guess just a real high end processor would cost you more than that.

I suppose a sensible statement is that if you want to have a responsive system you have to have something more than the minimum requirements published by Microsoft. This means that if you buy a netbook, then you should not expect a fast system, although others may disagree - personally I've never looked at netbooks.
It depends what you mean by "fast". If you dont care about games, a 2Ghz dual core and 3-4GB of RAM is more than sufficient for most taks, in fact it's what I'm running right now. This machine cost me about 200 (about US$320) including a RAM upgrade and runs Windows 7 fine.

As for $800 buying you a top of the line PC. It depends. I personally am about to build myself a machine for 370 (about US$600) and I wouldn't exactly call it stone age as it has a 2nd Gen i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Obviously I know that it may be different in the US, but certainly $800 for a top of the line PC seems reasonable to me (if you build it yourself)
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10 Oct 2011   #14
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

It sound to me like a scam to just get your money. Bootcamp run it fine. This is Windows not Mac OS X. So not all things my be transferable to windows.
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