Loc: Petaluma, CA
Something very strange happened to me today.
Three unrelated people I know just told me they want to buy their first Mac. They are asking my opinion on what they should buy (iMac). All three used to be VERY anti-Mac and VERY pro-Windows. But they all see what I have been doing for the last several years, and they hate Vista and are fed up with patches.
My only hesitation is that they all play games. What games? I don't know, I'm not a gamer.
QUESTION: Are you gaming people happy using Windows games through virtualization? I thought there was something like DirectX or whatever, that couldn't be emulated. Is it safe to tell these people they can play their games through Windows on a Mac?
There are games available for the PC only if I recall..it has been awhile since I have even looked.
There are thousands more games on the Windows-side! And it seems only the top sellers will eventually make it to the Mac-platform. And that in spite of the gradually increasing market share of the Mac. Also, some game developers (e.g.: EA) indicated that they would release games on the Windows and Mac platform simultaneously. That has happened a few times but is still rare. The best solution -IMHO- to play Windows-only games on the Mac is 'Bootcamp', even though you may be hampered by the crappy video cards in some of them.
Yeah here too our web base work app is PC and IE only witch pissed me off , so I did some digging and found out the company did not want to pay the extra 600 bucks to make the site platform independent . Cheap bastasges
the reason everyone doesn't own a mac is because we're all raised on windows. myself i only made the conversion a little over a year ago, but i've since branched to linux as well. the only reason i use windows nowadays is to play some old games.
I`m running XP on bootcamp works fine ,there are very limited games for mac plus I don`t have to throw away all my old pc games ,having said that not all pc games will work have had some probs (but that may just be my inexperience not knowing my way around)getting some to work properly . I run AVG free and yet to have any spyware/virus issue. Plus the one time the mac went belly up on me I could still access windows and get online to sort out the problem. So I`m definitely a fan of bootcamp.
Most games come out on pc 1st and for mac months later.
My first encounter with Windows was 3.1 and it was a WTF moment.
Lol! Isn't it still? My first Mac -a Performa 640 "DOS" Compatible" - ran Windows 3.1. One of those computers only Apple could come up with. If I clicked a certain key combination on the keyboard, it would switch to Windows 3.1. That Performa is still in working condition, just needs a new battery.
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