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Discussion: Mac

in: rcro; rcro > 2016-05-15

May 16, 2016 7:01 PM # 
Are you able to recommend a good programme to mirror an old version of windows I have onto my Mac? Also essential for croeso!
May 16, 2016 7:22 PM # 
Afraid I've never tried. Given this one has a massive 1GB DDR2 memory not sure I'm ever going to. (It doesn't exactly cope with Google Maps site or Dropbox...). Bootcamp (do they still have that?) worked pretty well when I ran Vista, before "upgrading" to XP, on it.

Perversely, find it's cheaper and easier just to buy a second computer. £300 2.5 years ago got me a laptop that outshines the mac on performance, and worked almost faultlessly right up until 2 hours after I dropped something on to it yesterday (and even then it still turns on and just about copes with Windows explorer)
May 17, 2016 7:53 AM # 
I agree with Richard, I ran Parallels on my Mac for a few years in an attempt to make it compatible with a few windows only programmes at work. I found that it made the Windows bit rubbish, and the Mac bit rubbish too. Eventually I gave up, bought a cheap windows laptop, realised that I quite enjoyed not being told what it was I wanted to do by my computer and switched back to proper windows laptop. Both have their downsides and upsides, not sure which I prefer having run this for a year, but certainly for windows things in my limited experience, a genuine windows laptop seems to work much better than a parallels...

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