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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Hypebeast, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Hypebeast

    Hypebeast Registered Member

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    Hey I just got a Mac, and since all tools are pretty much for windows, I was wondering what you Mac users think is best to use, I think booting into bootcamp every time is annoying so I wanted to use parallels or vmware but I wanted to know which is best for performance of Seo tools,

    Can some one advise?
     
  2. seowizards

    seowizards Junior Member

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    Go for vmware, i have it on both my imacs, super fast although i do have 2 £8k imacs, but vmware is quality.

    I have everything running on there without effecting any of my imac speed.
     
  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    VMWare is teh shit. It's so good I actually paid for it. Parallels is amateur hour.
     
  4. Nerevar

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    I want to keep OS X clean so I use a remote windows computer. Also does well as a scrapebox server. :)

    Otherwise tried Parallels and it was good but very hardware intensive (4GB RAM min).
     
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    VMWare does the trick perfectly!
     
  6. urig1

    urig1 Newbie

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    Which version? VMware Fusion 3?
     
  7. adsense

    adsense Registered Member

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    you could use wine. but then again, vmware, as suggested by most of us is recommended.
     
  8. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Yep. VMWare is constantly being improved and updated so it pays to get the very latest version. It's one of the reasons that's it's worth paying for - so you can get the updates.
     
  9. Shivers

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    'course you could've just done the right thing, and not bought a mac :)
     
  10. Flashbacky

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    I wouldn´t suggest VMware. Rather, I would go for a simple Boot Camp-installation due to speed but that´s just me.
     
  11. Autumn

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    Problem with that is that you're rebooting back and forth all day just to use a few apps. If you only want to use a couple of Winblows apps but the rest of your dev environment is all OS X / *nix, VMWare is the best solution. If you've got heaps of RAM (I have 8GB on my MBP) then speed isn't such a great issue, especially with the very latest versions of VMWare.

    Bootcamp for games, VMWare for everything else. :D
     
  12. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    I do most of my work on my Macbook Pro, but I still have my Windows PC to run stuff like SE Nuke, Scrapebox, and all the other Windows-only programs. I also run Bootcamp on the MBP, but it does get annoying constantly having to restart it whenever I want to use something, so I normally just walk over to my PC and use that instead.

    I'll probably look into VMWare myself since everyone else recommends it highly.