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    Boot Camp (Mac)

    I'm wondering whether to install boot camp on my Mac Mini as I have a windows Xp home and wouldt mind having it on my mac mini.

    What are you're thoughts on this matter and plese don't spam this thread as I wll put in a complaint.

    Thanks for all who post something worthwhile here
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    Well, what do you want us to say? Put it on if you want to run Windows.
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    Yeh but will i slow my mac down at all or does it have any effect on it? and where do i get it.

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    Con: Since you have windows installed on the machine, you are still going to be vulnerable viruses and stuff like that even though you also have Mac OS X installed. So you are also going to have to buy an antivirus program.
    Con2: I heard that if you want to switch between the 2 operating systems you are going to have to reboot your system and that might be a bit frustrating for some people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermariomp3
    Con: Since you have windows installed on the machine, you are still going to be vulnerable viruses and stuff like that even though you also have Mac OS X installed. So you are also going to have to buy an antivirus program.
    Con2: I heard that if you want to switch between the 2 operating systems you are going to have to reboot your system and that might be a bit frustrating for some people
    rubbish, any virus will just affect windows, not OS X. and yes you will have to reboot to switch OS, you can't VM it with only a GB of RAM, and 2GB is only just enough.


    anyway, i use it, it's great, doesn't slow down your Mac, it just creates a partition for Windows to be installed on.

    what ever u do, don't browse the windows files from you mac, that just compleatly mucks it up!!
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    Ok wont browse my files from windows got it

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    You SHOULD install bootcamp, but skip XP and install a distro of Linux, either Ubuntu or Fedora. Both will work great and then you can run windows apps with wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwagon76
    You SHOULD install bootcamp, but skip XP and install a distro of Linux, either Ubuntu or Fedora. Both will work great and then you can run windows apps with wine.
    so basically install two unix OS's and then emulate windows apps. thats funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz
    so basically install two unix OS's and then emulate windows apps. thats funny
    It is kind of funny when you put it that way. It's worked for me. I just wish there a program wine-like for OS X. One piece of advise, if you have to have windows don't ever use vista (aka Windows ME) it's complete rubbish, boot camp works fantastic with windows xp Professional, haven't tried home, but I imagine it works ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwagon76
    It is kind of funny when you put it that way. It's worked for me. I just wish there a program wine-like for OS X. One piece of advise, if you have to have windows don't ever use vista (aka Windows ME) it's complete rubbish, boot camp works fantastic with windows xp Professional, haven't tried home, but I imagine it works ok
    You've never heard of Darwine? Its a port of Wine to OS X.
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