Before anyone starts, i know theres heaps of PC/Mac threads. none of which answered my question.
My uni just got a whole lot of these new imacs, which are nothing less than amazing. There then new 24 inch screen ones with 4gm ram 320gm HDD ect, slim nice keyboards too. I'm considering getting one. Someone who knows the technical side of them; are they going to be fully compatible with windows (bootcamp). I'm kind of debating it as i have a windows laptop and its good being able to carry it around. However everything looks great on the imac, and if i need to i can come to the labs at uni which is really the only other place i would need to use a computer.
Are they are good for business applications? i.e excel, MYOB ect and general business applications. Also consider i will be doing work for people mainly using windows in a year or so, will this have any issues to look into?
i know there are lots of mac users on here so convince me. What are the good the bad and the annoying about your mac? or alternatively would i be better off getting a macbook pro.
windows access and excel, the 2 main business apps work well on mine although i only have 04. my friend has 07 on his and it works fine. if not i just go to the lab where i actually get work done. get a mac you wont regret it
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you can get microsoft office 2008 for your mac through torrents which is what i did, and it works great. so you have excel, word, powerpoint and whatever else you get with office.
if you really want to get a mac, just get one and run parallels so you can run windows too. that way you can get all of the windows stuff you need.
personally i would say don't get a mac. you seem like for everything you need, you need a windows computer. if you are running parallels on your mac the whole time, it defeats the purpose of getting one. why not just get a really nice pc, it'll be cheaper and you don't need the mac to edit or anything like that from what you said. i say get a pc, it seems like you need it more than a mac...