Posted: Aug 10, 2006 3:25 am |
Edited by: OrganMiscreant
was thinking of gettin me a macbook for laptoppin around. not sure if time is right for the core duo deali-o... running window/mac OS at the same time sounds good but kinks probably not worked out yet.
I've used Parallels. It's good...But don't expect much on the graphics end. I was using some some game creation software
. I did the simplest tutorial and found the game wouldn't play 'cuz it just didn't support enough on the graphics side. (And these were SIMPLE.) I emailed their Support and they basically told me they're not supporting much yet, graphics-wise.
In short, don't expect to do Windows-gaming with Parallels Desktop. It'll run regular programs, I guess, but not heavy-duty gaming.
As to speed...It's not bad. It's not perfect, but it's not bad.
You could just install Boot Camp and have a dual-boot machine, but then every time you want to use Windows, you're gonna have to reboot your computer.
VMWare has also announced that they're going to be coming out with their version of what Parallels is doing.
In addition, there's Cider and a couple others that, I think, are either out or not quite out yet...Those will allow the programs to literally run without a layer like Parallels. In other words, they'll be written so that you use an application that was written for Windows while you're in Mac OS. You won't see any kind of virtual environment. The down side is that I think most of these will require you to buy a new version of the program.
i also have some old-ass programs that still work fine on my old-ass mac (g3/266) that i might want to use with new-ass OS- will OS9 programs still work with "Rosetta" or whatever it's called?
Most likely. Get in touch with me and maybe I can give you a better answer than that. I'm pretty sure it's only the pro level stuff that can't be handled by Rosetta.