It may well be a fan of Mac OS, we must admit that sometimes we need to use Windows, especially in the context of business use of their Mac. Personally I have encountered this dilemma. So I looked at the options open to me. The list is quite short VMware Fusion & Bootcamp. But I also tried Parallels. The easiest way to indulge in work with Windows applications is, in my opinion, BootCamp. Indeed, what could be easier: Create using wizard assistant to a new section, Windows rolls back and work as if nothing had happened, the benefit of all the drivers are now available on the disc with "Leo". The problem here is only one: the need for a reboot, including neither of which parallel the work of OS X and Windows can only dream. But data from the Windows partition without problems read the hard drive and works smoothly there for various work if coupled with virtualization. Another undoubted advantage of this approach is the fact that many current VM can easily pick up data from a BootCamp partition.
So far, I will choose between a bunch of BootCamp + Parallels / VMware. Who from the past will remain on disk and will be purchased - the question still open. Each product has its advantages and disadvantages. While I was going to see VMware beta 2, and at the same time to watch how things will maintain itself Parallels. If you run before it falls - make the choice easier. A few words about the shortcomings of virtualization. First - resources. About the fact that normally drives the Windows application in parallel with Leopard on a MacBook with a gigabyte of memory can forget: entertainment lowers than average. Remember the unkind word miser Apple, for some reason, supplying their junior typewriter with memory, whose butt is sufficient only for the functioning of the system and put two strips of gigabytes.
When working with a common task Parallels wins VMware Fusion, performing all nearly six times faster than with Windows XP and 5.2 times faster than with Vista. This is not because of poor performance virtualization engine, but because of how the program works. Parallels is designed so that the virtual machine can transparently interact with the main system, but VMware Fusion on the contrary trying to isolate every working environment. VMware is simple, comfortable, built into the system fast, especially fast. Quick to create a virtual machine, quick to install the operating system and above all quick to work with the system. Enviable performance is not very powerful machine. Working in Windows and Linux without leaving our favorite operating system easily, quickly and without compromising performance is no longer a problem.
Boot Camp is a tool to install Windows 7 on a Macintosh. The application helps you to partition your hard drive so that it can accommodate Mac OS and Windows 7. During installation, Boot Camp will be responsible for burning a CD with the drivers necessary for the proper functioning of the machine in the Windows world. Once Boot Camp installed, it will be possible to select which system should be initiated, using a menu presented before starting the computer. Boot Camp is a boot loader that the computer starts Intel Macs can choose between the operating system from Apple or Windows home. In practice, the Mac user buys a license for the Windows operating system to be installed on a partition or another disk of the computer, and so have both OS. Some users may prefer, however, a virtualization solution.
Until now, Boot Camp officially supported Windows XP and Windows Vista, but Apple promised support of Windows 7 by the end of 2009. Little late for the firm that offers the apple support yesterday via an update to 3.1 of Boot Camp. As for version 3.0, Boot Camp 3.1 is for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). With Boot Camp 3.1, Apple stated that it had added support for Windows 7 (Home Premium, Business, Ultimate), but the wireless keyboard and mouse Mouse Magic , have corrected problems with the trackpad, the extinction of Red LED audio port on a laptop when not in use. For support of Windows 7 on a Mac computer using Boot Camp 3.1, Apple gives a list of machines where there is an exception. The Boot Camp 3.1 update is available in two versions: for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. To accompany Boot Camp 3.1, there are other updates. The " Boot Camp utility for Windows 7 Upgrade "to the smooth transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 to ensure one. The Driver Update of iMac Late 2009 Windows 7 Drivers "is needed on the 27-inch iMac to install Windows 7.
Note: Boot Camp works only on Macs with Intel processors and can only install Windows 7.