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1831 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2008 9:55 AM by artistjoh
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2008 2:09 PM (in response to Templeton Peck)The difference is that Boot Camp is not a virtualized environment like Parallels or Fusion, i.e. those applications share the processor and memory with OS X. If you are running Vista then it is going to be slower. But if you need really quick switching over performance then one of those applications are best.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2008 9:55 AM (in response to ggorman)Fusion and Parallels work well for all "light" applications such as word processing, email etc. Fusion has the aditional advantage of supporting other OS than Windows (I have Ubuntu as well as XP in Fusion)
For "heavy" usage applications especially games and some graphics programs working natively in Boot Camp is far superior to either Parallels or Fusion.
Boot Camp always will run Windows faster than Parallels or Fusion can.
I am very pleased with Fusion generally but need to go into Boot Camp as well.Macbook Pro Hi-Res (2008) + eMac G4 + iBook G3 + iPod vid 60 GB + iPod 160GB, Mac OS X (10.5.2), MBP 2.5GHz 4GB RAM + G4 1 GHz 1 GB RAM + G3 500 MHz 384 MB RAM