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How to Run Windows (and All Your Favorite Windows Programs) on Killer Mac Hardware

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Windows is a great operating system, but PC laptops often leave a lot to be desired. If you’re a Mac owner (or you’re just in love with Mac hardware), you can install Windows natively on your computer in just a few steps. Here’s how.

Why Install Windows?

It’s no secret I’m a big Windows fan, but I’ve always been disappointed with PC hardware that I didn’t build myself. When it comes to laptops, everything seems to have something wrong with it. The trackpad is a pain to use, the keyboard feels cheap, or the things are just too darn big (though the ultrabook movement is starting to solve the size problem). So, after selling my old MacBook Pro, I ended up buying a MacBook Air, running Windows on it 99% of the time, and I’ve never been happier.

Obviously, everyone’s needs are different. Maybe you still need a few Windows programs, or maybe you just aren’t a huge fan of OS X (but you love Mac hardware). Whatever your needs, installing Windows on a Mac is dead simple, even if you don’t have a CD drive. All you need is a copy of Windows and the Boot Camp program that comes preinstalled on OS X.

Note: If you hate Apple and feel like ranting to me about the so-called “Apple Tax” (why are you even reading this?), please do it somewhere else. Believe it or not, some of us don’t love OS X but find Apple’s hardware phenomenal, and are willing to pay a bit extra for it, especially considering you’ll be using this computer regularly for a few years. Plus, if you buy refurbished—which you always should from Apple—you can probably get a pretty good deal. So please don’t rant about this in the comments. Please keep the discussion focused on Boot Camp.

via How to Run Windows (and All Your Favorite Windows Programs) on Killer Mac Hardware.

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Written by edparnell

February 22, 2012 at 7:36 am

Posted in Tech

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