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Windows 7: Anyone use Windows 7 AND OS X (Mac)?

11 Aug 2009   #11
Shockwave

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

yes, just let me reboot and select it in my dual booting menu


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11 Aug 2009   #12
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eli2k View Post
I haven't tried it yet, but you might be able to get OS X applications to run inside a Win7 host using VMWare Unity.

I'm sticking with Windows in the longrun. Poster 2 may believe that OS X does not crash and is the fastest, but that just depends on the user. I know a user who had an imac and hated it because it kept crashing (for some reason), and prefers Windows instead.
Well, if you want to be legal, then NO, you can't do this. The OSX EULA specifically disallows virtualizing the software.

VMWare Unity only runs windows apps in OSX, not the other way around. The only way to run OSX and OSX apps legally is to buy the Macintosh Dongle (TM) . With this unique hardware security device you will be able to run OSX apps without any problems.

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11 Aug 2009   #13
denrock

windows 7 home premium & ultimate, xp service pack 3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by consultant View Post
Sounds like my gut may be right that Win7 is the light at the end of the tunnel for me. My main priority is speed. I can get about 20% more work done in the same time period if I could get a really fast machine. Although most of the speed issue is due to HD access which an SSD will help, not CPU or memory. I recently downloaded the new Windows Search. WOW, that saves me a lot of time right there as searching for e-mails and files is one of the more time consuming things that was holding back my productivity. I definitely can get more bang for the buck hardware wise this fall if I stick with a PC platform. And I'd go ballistic if I had issues running some of my Windows Apps (I don't play games though.)

Still curious though. Can you give a few examples pertaining to #2 and #3?


2). Have a limited and locked down OS experience that's Apple's way or no way
3). Have limited hardware options for upgrading down the road.
I'm going to assume the poster meant that for #3 that your only option is to install it on computer you buy from apple where basically all you can upgrade is the memory and maybe the hard drive (no way I'm gonna bother to take apart my imac though to put in a bigger hd). You cannot buy parts and make a mac unless you want to go the hackintosh route and then you're breaking the law if you use OSX on it and you're gonna have lots of driver issues. That's the thing that always gets me about the claim that macs just work-- yeah, sure, the os is only on like five different models all made by the same company so of course it all runs smoothly. If windows was on five different computers all made by microsoft it would have no driver issues or any other issues either (though my mac crashed all the time with some external drives i bought at the apple store!).

I'm not sure exactly what the poster meant by #2 either, but I assume it was just how controlled osx is compared to windows. I've learned by having a mac that there are many more hacks and tweaks out there than thought for osx; so it's not like you cannot mess around with it to a good extent, but nowhere as much as with windows; and it's a lot harder to find the programs since you might find one of what you're looking for where in windows you'll find 100 due to the marketshare difference.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
To be even briefer, Mac OSX is one of the least secure OS's on the market and is in no way faster than even XP.

PhreePhly
Yeah, i said in my other post that i feel my imac with osx leopard is about as fast as vista. I'm referring to vista 64 bit service pack 1 with four gigs on my laptop. OSX is faster than what I remember vista pre-service pack 1 being on this same laptop.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eli2k View Post
I haven't tried it yet, but you might be able to get OS X applications to run inside a Win7 host using VMWare Unity.

I'm sticking with Windows in the longrun. Poster 2 may believe that OS X does not crash and is the fastest, but that just depends on the user. I know a user who had an imac and hated it because it kept crashing (for some reason), and prefers Windows instead.
Yeah, i had lots of crashes on my imac for the first three months i had it. It did not seem to like the external hard drives I was hooking up to it via firewire 400, 800 and usb. I bought the ones i was using on my mac at the apple store and they still weren't playing nicely with my imac. So imagine if osx had to deal with all the different hardware that windows has to deal with. It really makes me appreciate what windows has accomplished in making it run on so many configurations. Even without the hardware issues, I still had lots of random freezes, crashes, and a nasty kernel panic. But nothing really since january when I started using windows 7 most of the time on my imac and just ocassionally booting into OSX.
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