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    Dell vs iMac 2014
    « on: September 18, 2014, 03:37:34 PM »
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    a) Which system should I go with and why?
    b) Can both connect to a wireless router out-of-the-box?
    c) Some of my software is only available for Windows.
    d) Are both systems equally reliable?

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    « Last Edit: September 18, 2014, 04:08:59 PM by CrewRite »

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    Re: Dell vs iMac 2014
    « Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 03:53:17 PM »
    If you have the money, go for the MAC.

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    Re: Dell vs iMac 2014
    « Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 04:03:39 PM »
    b) Yes
    c) Then you will need to get the Dell or budget around $100 more for a copy of Windows on the Mac (or find alternative software)
    d) Very hard to judge reliability, both should be fine though.

    There is no real best system out of those, it all comes down to whether you want to use Mac OS or Windows.

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    Re: Dell vs iMac 2014
    « Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 04:33:33 PM »
    Several different methods are available for running Windows on Intel Macs:
        To dual-boot between OS X and Windows, use Apple's Boot Camp. ...
        To run Windows in a virtual machine within OS X, use Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or VirtualBox.

    Reference: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344661,00.asp

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    Re: Dell vs iMac 2014
    « Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 04:39:53 PM »
    3 thoughts...

    1) All-in-one PC's are junk...very limited on upgradibility...

    2)You need to decide between Win and Mac and forget the advice above...even though it does work it's a mess...

    3) You need to take your budget into consideration here...
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