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With the Windows on Mac Q&A those unfortunate ones condemned to use Windows can get answers to all their questions about running Windows on Intel-based Macs. Questions such as "Will a Mac running Windows be subject to Windows viruses/spyware?" and "Is there a free alternative to Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion?" along with dozens of others are answered in-depth.

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Most Frequently Asked Windows on Mac Q&As:

Will a Mac running Windows be subject to Windows viruses/spyware?

Which Intel Macs are capable of booting the 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7? Which are supported by Apple's Boot Camp?

How does the performance of Parallels Desktop for Mac 5 compare to VMWare Fusion 3? How does the performance compare for productivity applications? How does it compare for games?

How do you install Windows 7 on an Intel Mac using Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMWare Fusion, and VirtualBox?

Is there a free alternative to Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion?

How do Windows games running on an Intel Mac compare to a PC?

Can you access Mac files from within Windows? Can you access Windows files from within MacOS X?

Can you "copy and paste" between MacOS X and Windows?

Can you run Windows applications directly in MacOS X without installing Windows?

What is CrossOver Mac? How does CrossOver Mac compare to Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion?

General Windows on Mac Q&As:

Why run Windows on the Mac?

If the Mac can run Windows, doesn't that provide a disincentive for companies to produce MacOS X software?

Is it legal to run Windows on the Mac?

Does Apple pre-install Windows on Intel-based Macs?

Does Apple support running Windows on the Mac? Does Microsoft?

Where can I buy Windows for an Intel-based Mac?

Windows on Mac Pre-Installation Q&As:

Which Macs can boot Windows?

Which Intel Macs are capable of booting the 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7? Which are supported by Apple's Boot Camp?

How complicated is it to install Windows on an Intel-based Mac?

Which versions of Windows can you install on an Intel-based Mac?

How do you install Windows 7 on an Intel Mac using Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMWare Fusion, and VirtualBox?

Can Windows Vista run on the Intel-based Macs?

Could installing Windows on the Mac cause problems with MacOS X?

  • With "XOM"
  • With Apple Boot Camp
  • With Parallels Desktop for Mac
  • With VMWare Fusion

Will a Mac running Windows be subject to Windows viruses or spyware?

Can Windows viruses on an Intel-based Mac damage MacOS X?

Can you install Windows on an external drive with an Intel-based Mac?

Can you install Windows on a PowerPC-based Mac?

Is there a free alternative to Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion?

Windows on Mac Compatibility Q&As:

Can you run Windows "inside" MacOS X on an Intel-based Mac?

Can you run Windows applications directly in MacOS X without installing Windows?

Can you access Mac files from within Windows?

Can you access Windows files from within MacOS X?

Can you "copy and paste" between MacOS X and Windows?

Windows on Mac Gaming Q&As:

Can you play Windows games on an Intel-based Mac?

Can you play Windows games directly in MacOS X without installing Windows?

How do Windows games running on an Intel Mac compare to a PC?

How does the performance of Parallels Desktop for Mac 5 compare to VMWare Fusion 3? How does the performance compare for productivity applications? How does it compare for games?

What does Windows on the Mac mean for the future of Mac gaming?

Windows on Mac "XOM" Q&As:

What is XOM?

Who first cracked Windows to run on the Mac?

Which versions of Windows could be installed using XOM?

How did you install Windows using XOM?

Could you install Windows using XOM without a PC?

Was Windows fully functional when installed using XOM?

How fast is a Mac running Windows XP using XOM compared to a PC?

Given Boot Camp's release, will development of XOM continue?

Windows on Mac Boot Camp Installation Q&As:

What exactly is Boot Camp?

What versions of Windows are supported?

How complicated is it to install Windows using Boot Camp?

How do you install Windows using Boot Camp?

How do you install Windows 7 on an Intel Mac using Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMWare Fusion, and VirtualBox?

Does Boot Camp install Windows drivers?

How do I change the size of the Windows partition created by Boot Camp after installation?

How can I uninstall Windows using Boot Camp?

Windows on Mac Boot Camp Usage Q&As:

Is Windows fully functional when installed using Boot Camp?

How fast is a Mac running Windows XP using Boot Camp compared to a Windows PC?

How fast are Macs running a MacOS X and Windows XP version of the same application?

How do I select whether my Intel-based Mac boots into MacOS X or Windows?

Can you access Mac files from within Windows?

Can you access Windows files from within MacOS X?

Can you "copy and paste" between MacOS X and Windows using Boot Camp?

Windows on Mac Parallels Installation Q&As:

What is Parallels virtualization? How does it compare to emulation?

What is the advantage of virtualization compared to dual-booting?

Which versions of Windows are supported by Parallels?

How do you install Windows using Parallels?

How do you install Windows 7 on an Intel Mac using Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMWare Fusion, and VirtualBox?

Does Parallels install Windows drivers?

How can I uninstall Windows and Parallels?

Windows on Mac Parallels Usage Q&As:

Is Windows fully functional when using Parallels?

How fast is a Mac running Windows XP with Parallels compared to Boot Camp?

Can you access Mac files from within Windows? Or vice versa?

Can you "copy and paste" between MacOS X and Windows using Parallels?

How does the performance of Parallels Desktop for Mac 5 compare to VMWare Fusion 3? How does the performance compare for productivity applications? How does it compare for games?

Windows on Mac VMWare Fusion Q&As:

What is VMWare Fusion? How does VMWare Fusion compare to Parallels Desktop for Mac?

What is VMWare?

What is a "Virtual Appliance"?

Is there a way to use or convert a VMWare Virtual Appliance to run under Parallels Desktop for Mac?

How do you install Windows 7 on an Intel Mac using Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMWare Fusion, and VirtualBox?

How does the performance of Parallels Desktop for Mac 5 compare to VMWare Fusion 3? How does the performance compare for productivity applications? How does it compare for games?

Windows on Mac CodeWeavers CrossOver Q&As:

What is CrossOver Mac? How does CrossOver Mac compare to Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion?

What is CodeWeavers?

What is a "bottle"?

What applications are officially and unofficially supported by CrossOver Mac?

How can I uninstall CrossOver Mac?



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