My wife has a business associate that is considering the purchase of a mac, partly because of business (graphics & signage) & partly because my wife brags about the mac.<br>The new mac will have to be able to run her existing pc sw, so my questions revolve around that to begin with.<br>Is Parallels the best way to go or is there another option?<br>What would be the best MINIMUM machine to Purchase? Thinking about the iMac 20" for cost.<br>What would be minimum ram requirement for parallel or comparable product?<br><br>Thanks In Advance<br><br>choker<br><br>
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Tell her to spend the money for the 24" iMac - 3GB of RAM should be plenty for her needs. Parallels is still the best, but a lot of people are saying <a href="http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/vmware/index.html">Fusion</a> is pretty good too.<br><br>
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By the way, I'm told that Fusion allows you to run PC apps and windows side-by-side with Mac apps and windows, a different concept from Parallels, where there is a window for the PC environment, and all PC related windows and apps are inside that window, not side-by-side with the Mac's apps and windows. <br><br>Subtle difference, but a big one. Fusion's method places your PC apps in the doc, enables you to minimize windows to the doc, and everything, just as if Windows was running OSX. It's a more integrated approach, as opposed to the Parallels environment which still segregates the two. <br><br>I haven't seen it; just repeating what I've heard.<br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
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