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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by wii_cammy, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. wii_cammy

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    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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    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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    so basically install two unix OS's and then emulate windows apps. thats funny :lol:
     
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    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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    You've never heard of Darwine? Its a port of Wine to OS X.
     
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    I run OSX on my old POS dell natively. Currently I'm on 10.4.8 because I've been too lazy to update to 10.4.9

    Got rid of my G4 Titanium and my overclocked mini.


    I suggest getting a fast firewire external HD and using that to install windows so you don't have to change partition sizes on your main HD.
     
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    i didn't say it wasn't going to work, just saying it was stupid.
    Vista works fine thanks, i got it, does exactly what i need, and thats nothing!

    I wouldn't be so proud of that if i was you, installing OS X on a machine that doesn't have an apple logo on it is against the licence agreement, and apple have been known to take that seriously.
     
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    Once you buy a copy of OSX you are allowed to install it on up to 5 machines. Try again hater.

    Besides does the name "Power Computing" or "Umax" mean anything to you?
     
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    read you licence agreement.

    ok i will point out where for you...

    Try again hater. :lol:
     
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    Wrong license agreement. The family update pack specifically says its for use on up to 5 computers.
    Hmm but it does say "apple labeled" so I guess Im in trouble. Call loose_cannon

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    If apple took it so seriously the insanelymac forums would no longer exist.

    Either way its a well known that a PC runs OSX faster than an Apple of the same price. A Lenovo is of equal quality as an Apple so why spend the extra money?
     
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    Take it easy, firstly, I didn't even imply that you thought it doesn't work, i was merely commenting that it did work. And Secondly, I didn't mean to make you sad by putting down your Microsoft. Last thing I want to do is start another discussion of mac/linux/whatever v. Windows. For future reference, I know things come out differently when typed out online, but seriously learn to recognize when someone's not attacking you and just adding to the conversation.


    Oh and thanks Paint, I've not heard of it but I have now and will give it a whirl. Unfortunately Mac makes it easy to develop quality programs with their free xTools and it's hard to sift through all the great programs ;)
     
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    yes, learn to recognize when someone's not attacking you :) i did no such thing to you.

    oh and just for clarification. i use OS X :lol:

    hench why i'm in this discusion in the first place.
     
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    I was just thrown off by the word stupid. Oh well. I can't hate a fellow OS X'r. I also wanted to add that if anyone is using bootcamp they should be using rEFIt http://refit.sourceforge.net/ I can't stand having to hold the option key when booting, I know I'm lazy. I'm sure most people know about it but I thought I'd mention it.
     
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    ;) tis alright, thats the internet for you tho, there is no tone so you can't tell.
    nice link, might try it.
     

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