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At This Point, Wait For Windows 7 (Mac User)

  • Feb 5, 2009
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I own an Intel based iMac and partitioned my hard drive so that I could install Vista. After some delays during the install process I was up and running.

I have to say, I like the look and feel of Vista. But there is little to draw me to it over OSX. I already have that and it works better than Vista. I can only think of a handful of reasons to run Vista and those are all so that I can use PC specific software. However, my Mac does 99.9% of what I need so why bother? As an Apple guy, I would say to others only install ANY windows OS on your Mac if you really need a piece of software that is only PC compatible. Even then, PC emulators are an alternative.

When I played around with it I really didn't run into many issues. I got my printer to print and could connect to the internet, but I didn't have any PC software but for a few older games (that wouldn't install properly) so I can't say mine is the average experience. It did seem to run slower than the OSX, for what it is worth. It looked better than XP, but then again OSX does too.

After a few months of very little use, I saw no need to keep Vista on my Mac so I deleted the partition. Goodbye Vista. I've heard Windows 7 is a much better release, so I suggest waiting for that at this point. I believe I'll stick with an Appler operating system.

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