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I've been a Windows guy for over a decade, but I've decided to switch back to Mac for a while. (There are a number of good reasons for doing this which I won't go into here.) Anyway, I can't leave the Window universe behind completely, I'll need my Windows development tools (Visual Studio, MS Access 2010 w/ VBA, MS Excel 2010 with VBA, and Dreamweaver CS5 (I'd prefer not to buy the MacOS version)). If I install good VM software on the Mac, can I run full versions of these programs on a full version of Windows 7 Pro? Or, will these programs and Windows 7 function but not function fully? What VM software is my best bet?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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options you have are

Bootcamp - very good performance, but may not want to dual boot!

otherwise VMware Fusion 5.0

or Parallels for Mac, this is the BEST Hypervisor for the Mac, based on performance. VMware is still playing catchup.

trials available for both.

We use both! but Parallels is faster.

You will be able to use Windows 7 fully with no issue.

Oracle Virtualbox is also available for FREE.
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by:jdana
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hanccocka,

Parallels sounds perfect. I went ahead and bought it.

Thanks!

J
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