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Ok, I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place but since Macs are now intel lol..

Anyway, anyone who has a mac. How long has it lasted without slow downs, rebuilds etc?

How does bootcamp work? Could I say boot into Windows 7 and play games with the same performance as a comparable PC or is bootcamp more of a VM?


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bootcamp from what i understand of it isn't a vmware, its just a way to allow you to install windows on your mac, it partitions that harddrive and has drivers available for windows when you install it, but it doesn't run side by side with mac, you will have to reboot to get into either one.
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How long has it lasted without slow downs, rebuilds etc?
They generally don't slow down at all. I've had my OSX install for 3 years now and it's as fine as it was the day I got it.

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Could I say boot into Windows 7 and play games with the same performance as a comparable PC or is bootcamp more of a VM?
It's not a Virtual Machine. The performance is the same as any other Windows 7 laptop.
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I bought a iMac 2006 when they first got core 2 duo's, and I sold it just back in November. It was a decent machine but I was so sick of needing to install a new OS to do anything. Apple software gets better support on windows xp than it does on old OSX releases.
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As stated, BootCamp is now a 'feature' provided since Mac's are now based on X86 hardware. The environment isn't virtualized and the system will behave as any similarly spec'd system under Windows.
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Excellent replies. +rep to you all.

One more question. Can I still RDP to my Windows server? I need to do this otherwise im screwed
    
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Excellent replies. +rep to you all.

One more question. Can I still RDP to my Windows server? I need to do this otherwise im screwed
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Pretty sure.
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Well now i don't know which one to get.

The 27" i5 or the 21.5" i3

How often do they release a new Mac. I dont think theres many new chipsets upcoming so will they release a new one this summer do you think?
    
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I used to use a mac mini "C2D" before I got my new build! used the bootcamp and weird problems starts such as the weak wifi signal "full on OSX" and pretty slow comparing to my old E4500 C2D rig with vista! and you're screwed if you lost your OSX disc, it's like apple convincing me not to return back to windows! I don't know about the rest of bootcampers!

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How does bootcamp work? Could I say boot into Windows 7 and play games with the same performance as a comparable PC or is bootcamp more of a VM?
you only have to worry about the hardware, I played fallout 3 on medium settings with the nividia 320m
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I used to use a mac mini "C2D" before I got my new build! used the bootcamp and weird problems starts such as the weak wifi signal "full on OSX" and pretty slow comparing to my old E4500 C2D rig with vista! and you're screwed if you lost your OSX disc, it's like apple convincing me not to return back to windows! I don't know about the rest of bootcampers!



you only have to worry about the hardware, I played fallout 3 on medium settings with the nividia 320m
Is that good Im lacking behind on GPU knowledge.

Thinking about getting the 21.5" with the i5 and 5670 with 512MB
    
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