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Why do I need Windows on my Mac?

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I am unsure if this is the right place to put this, but, like the title says why do I need Windows on my Mac?

I got a MacBook Air 13" with the Core i5 and 256GB SSD. I use OSX for everything. But if you look at my sig, I had two other systems before. Yes I am EX-HARDCORE-PC-ENTHUSIAST, if that's what you call em'. I switched to a Mac. I am getting the iMac 27" maxed out with SSD as well when they refresh it (imminent).

Does Windows even matter now? I know I can run it with Boot Camp or Parallels, but, WHY? With my past, it's hard to let go of Windows. Do I even need Windows. I don't have any programs that run only on Windows. Simply, why? Does Windows even matter now?

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post #2 of 8
Don't know why you are so torn over the decision. If you don't have any programs that need windows and are perfectly happy with OSX then don't use windows.
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The only reason I can think of for getting/using Windows is for gaming. Other than that Mac does pretty much everything Windows can do.
    
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I dunno bro, both your previous rigs were sandy bridge, you haven't been out of windows for that long... I think I'd label you as a hardcore pc enthusiast on a hiatus at this point. If you love macs enough to give up PC gaming and stick just with a mac, that's all well and good; but if you're like 90% of the rest of us on OCN, you'll get the itch pretty soon and make your own reasons for wanting Windows again.

That said, I love OS X, and imo a mac is a perfect main machine while PCs are getting to the point that the only reason I can think of to have windows are because the systems are more customizable and I can game on them... Aside from that, yeah, Windows isn't really needed.
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Thanks to the replied. +Rep given.

I guess I'll install Windows 7 for gaming when I get my iMac 27" thumb.gif
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just a chip in 'after the fact'..lol

OpenGL (IMHO) is on a par with DX10, if I didn't have so many problems with my Ethernet, I'd be using Ubuntu* just now.. and be leaving Win7, and have Ubuntu as my home.
Win7 is a great OS, but maan, I want to live the linux dream.

I know you were sayn' OSX/Mac of which I have two (not powerful enough for gaming maybes) yes, DX11 is stormin' just now*, I'm just sayn don't count out OpenGL for gaming guys. :-)

peace

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*secure, pretty, powerful, good morals, I think anyway.
*both better graphically and has more games..a LOT more games!
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post #7 of 8
Game? Boot Camp Windows.
Don't game? Don't Boot Camp Windows.

I use my PC for gaming and as such, my MacBook Pro just has Lion on it. No need for Windows. If there's an application I DO need (for example the Android Simulator), I use Parallels.
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post #8 of 8
If you're asking the question, then the answer is that you probably don't need it.

As mentioned, gaming is the first thing that comes to mind. There isn't much of a difference between most platforms in terms of accomplishing 99% of the things most computer users do.
    
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