OK... so... my girlfriend wants to play a few games with me that require a Windows OS (looked into WINE/Crossover and VMs already).
I'm a creative professional and need access to Adobe CS, however my computer is set up.
I have a OS X (10.5) Macbook aluminum (2008) with Intel core duo (2.1ghz), 2GB of RAM, Nvidia 9400m, and 150GB of hard drive space.
So, the options
- Windows 7 only - since most apps in OS X have an alternative in Windows, I could just try to run Windows only.
- Windows 7 & Linux - Truth is, I'm a Linux and OS X nut and really dislike Windows' interface and software management. So, I could dual boot with Linux for daily use and boot to Windows for games. Since Linux can read/write NTSF the two OSes can work together decently.
- Windows 7 & OS X - Am I missing something here... or is this completely redundant and useless? Each OS can run Adobe CS and both have comparable software libraries. Neither can effectively communicate on the others chose Filesystem (NTFS and HFS+). And while this seems like the logical choice from the outset, I fail to see why I should keep OS X on my Mac if Windows 7 is present.
Input greatly appreciated! I'll be reformatting tonight!