In general, I would say stay away from parallels/vmware - they are slower, limited virtualization softwares. Boot camp is superior in every way except convenience - it requires you to restart your computer to switch OS's, though Airs are flash-based so that is a quick and simply chore. Also, once boot camp is installed in windows, windows can access, though not write, to the native Mac OSX partition, and Mac OSX can access but not write to the windows partition, making at least cross-platform file sharing a relatively painless task. If you need file writing access, there is software that allows you to do this (MacDrive for windows, Paragon NTFS for Mac).
A few days ago, apple released OSX 10.8.3, which has a full boot camp package, including drivers, for win8, and also updated drivers for win7.
However, it is MUCH more difficult to run OSX on any x86 windows PC. That is called a Hackintosh. Unlike PCs, Macs are built using uniform hardware where drivers are an issue (i.e. video cards, wifi, etc) so apple doesn't write OSX drivers for hardware they don't choose to use. You can build an x86 PC using hardware that is fully compatible with OSX, but that is typically a desktop. Laptops are more difficult, and usually involve changing out the wifi card. Here is a good place to start:
There are Windows drivers for most any x86 hardware. The same is not true for OSX - there are OSX drivers for all Apple hardware, and it works on some other non-Apple hardware, but generally compatibility is not nearly as good. Plus Apple doesn't like it if you install OSX on non-Apple hardware, so there are legal issues there.
(Gabik beat me :p)
Nice, so if I buy a Macbook air, I can easily get support with Win 7/8. Maybe I'll start converting to Mac easier this way lol.
agentkhiem, I find OSX to be annoying so I run Windows 7 on my 13" Macbook Air. The battery life isn't as good as when it's booted into OSX, but otherwise it's great. The app for dual booting a Mac is called Boot Camp.
I ordered one and I don't see 15x points anywhere on my order/receipt.
yeah, i did order 2 items.
anyone's receipt shows 15x points?
Did it shows anything during checkout? Mine only show that I have applied the spring code but doesn't say any points anywhere..
When they last ran this promo, the points showed up in your account ~4 days later. It's pretty reliable, but if you ever have issues, just email their customer support. They're generally quite good about fixing issues with your account!
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