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  • ManagerJosh
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    VMWare Fusion should solve that

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  • Zachery
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    Can you run windows games on a mac hardware? yes,
    can you dual boot to windows on a mac? yes,

    Can you run mac games on windows? no,
    can you dual boot to mac on windows? yes hackintosh ,
    Personally, I don't want to have to reboot every time I get the urge to play a game for 30 min.

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  • Floris
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    Every game you can run on your PC, I can run on my Mac Pro and iMac. You can just dual boot to Win7 64bit and install the latest games.
    A lot of games can also run via vmware now, or crossover games, or even are ported over or coded for the Mac.
    I play CS:S for example in 1920x1200 on the iMac with almost all settings set to high under crossover games, getting 60 to 120fps.

    Can you run windows games on a mac? yes,
    can you dual boot to windows on a mac? yes,

    Can you run mac games on windows? no,
    can you dual boot to mac on windows? no,

    In my book, you get more out of your Mac than your windows.

    If linux works for you: get linux
    if you're happy with windows: stay with windows
    if you want a real computer, that looks good, behaves properly, improves your workflow and takes away all those windows only frustrations with 500 dialog and popup windows and constant attacks, sluggish performance due to anti trojan, virusses, etc, .. get a mac.


    I have always used unix and windows, and since i got a mac i barely use either. I game on the 360 and my mac, and i vmware to windows for ie5.5 to 8 testing of web stuff, and that's it.
    100% mac convert, and not regretting it. it's worth the money.

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  • wii
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    It's down to Macbook Pro 13" and HP Envy 13", I've already tried the Macbook, today I will take a look at the Envy 13 at the stores and see how it handles. The cool thing about the Mac is that I can always install Windows via Bootcamp, so I can have the best of both worlds, btw, where's the delete button on the Macbook? Seems strange that there's one in the external keyboard, but not on their laptops.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by wii View Post
    Can you elaborate on what you don't like about OSX? Maybe that could help me decide. Thanks
    Aside from the lack of gaming, I'm not really sure how to explain it. I use my laptop quite often, its great for travling, and i like OSX for what it does. Honestly the wireless in it is better than Vista/XP (haven't tried win7 wireless stuff yet). The battery life on my laptop is amazing, its also a lower end system. My gf's macbook pro's battery life well doesn't exsist, though that is mostly to due with having used it as a main machine. Perhaps its just that I'm using it everday. The keyboard configuration which i can change always irks me. The mouses don't seem to be as responsive and accurate in OSX by comparsion of Windows, though again this may just be me. Some of the functionality of the doc/windows manager just don't work how I want/expect it to. I'm not a huge fan of the OSX interface when it comes to chat based programs (irc, messengers). The whole drawer thing has always bothered me some.

    /shrugs

    It all comes down to personal prefrence, I prefer windows to OSX or Linux. Though I am familiar with all 3 and use OSX and Windows 7 in my daily life.

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  • Ryan Ashbrook
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    Form is just as important as function for a lot of people. Especially for a laptop. Many Windows/Linux laptops are ugly bricks. If a company takes the time to build a good form, they are usually going to make it function as well.
    True enough. But generally I look at specs first, then looks.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by wii View Post
    the closest I've seen are the new HP Envy series, but they are actually more expensive than Macs.
    The Envy even has some of the most diehard mac enthusiasts drooling. Besides what isn't to like about the battery slice which gives up to 10 hours on a single charge?

    Originally posted by Ryan Ashbrook View Post
    You really shouldn't buy a computer based on how it looks though. =/
    Form is just as important as function for a lot of people. Especially for a laptop. Many Windows/Linux laptops are ugly bricks. If a company takes the time to build a good form, they are usually going to make it function as well.

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  • Floris
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    Don't listen to Steve and the other Windows boiz

    It's Mac OSX or bust!

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  • wii
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    Can you elaborate on what you don't like about OSX? Maybe that could help me decide. Thanks

    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    There are tons of small things, and large things that I don't like about OSX and that will stop me from ever using it as my main machine. I'm sure this is why many others don't use it. I've been using PC's and Macs since I was a tiny child. I prefer Windows to OSX for my every day life, there are some programs I'm not willing to give up. Oh, and gaming.

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  • anthonyparsons
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    I prefer windows myself...

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  • wii
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    When I say design, it's a combination of screen, mousepad, fan noise, and all that...I would never buy anything just for the looks.

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  • Ryan Ashbrook
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    Originally posted by wii View Post
    Hmmm, doesn't seem easy, I really mean it when I say that I love the hardware, the design, the keyboard, the quiet fan, all that is great, I do see that I get better specs for the money with a Windows based laptop, but I won't get the same in design and all that, the closest I've seen are the new HP Envy series, but they are actually more expensive than Macs.
    You really shouldn't buy a computer based on how it looks though. =/

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  • wii
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    Hmmm, doesn't seem easy, I really mean it when I say that I love the hardware, the design, the keyboard, the quiet fan, all that is great, I do see that I get better specs for the money with a Windows based laptop, but I won't get the same in design and all that, the closest I've seen are the new HP Envy series, but they are actually more expensive than Macs.

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  • Ryan Ashbrook
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    I'll never be happy until I have both.

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  • goyo
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    I'm working on both of them...If You choose a Mac I'd recommend Parallels Desktop in situations where You need windows...it's really fast and you can work simultaneously...no need for Boot Camp/Reboot.

    Otherwise my main computer running Windows and I'm satisfied with Windows 7 (not going to be a "switcher" anytime soon)...but I understand the Mac lovers...it's really depends on personal taste and work methods.

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