Parallels Desktop

Marian Petrides mpetrides at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 19 22:30:33 EST 2007


Joe is completely correct. You still have to buy Windows to install  
using Boot Camp.  Sorry if my post suggested that Boot Camp was a way  
to avoid having to buy WinXP (or Vista). Quite the opposite--neither  
Boot Camp nor Parallels include a Windows install disk, so both will  
require coughing up for Windows.

I was just suggesting that one could buy Windows, try out Boot Camp  
and if it meets ones needs (as it does mine) then avoid the added  
expense of Parallels on top of WinXP or Vista.

Brent gave a very cogent summary of the advantages and disadvantages  
of virtualization.  Thanks.

Right now, when I work on my Mac, I simply save anything I want to  
port to Windows on my XP partition. Then when I reboot into WinXP, I  
have ready access to it.  Of course, that only works if you format  
your WinXP partition using FAT32, leaving you with a 30 (?32) GB  
maximum partition size. Otherwise your Windows partition will not be  
visible/accessible from OSX.

Marian
On Feb 19, 2007, at 9:15 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:

> It would be nice if Boot Camp does the job, but I don't think it  
> precludes the need to buy Windows; just makes everything more  
> seamless.




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