Help me decide

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  1. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    I am thinking of buying either Imac or Thinkcentre m55 in order to use multi OS which include FreeBsd, windows Xp, windows vista , Linux etc

    1)Imac- Imac will allow me to run both Mac os x and windows using Parallels or Bootcamp. (I don't play games) but i am not sure about how well linux runs on Imac.
    2)Thinkcentre- Thinkcentre will definately allow me to run Linux as well as windows but i will not be able to Mac os.


    Please state your opinion 1 or 2, and explain why?
    Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    First, the question is what so you need?
    Second, you can install Mac on modern PCs without much trouble. You just need cpu with ss2 or ss3 enabled - most modern ones have.
    Mrk
     
  3. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    I want to have a computer that will allow me to run windows, linux and mac os x. Can someone clarify what SS2 or SS3 means?
     
  4. Genady Prishnikov

    Genady Prishnikov Registered Member

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    Though it's pretty darn tricky and certainly not for the novice user. However, with a Mac, running XP is painless with Boot Camp or Parallels.
     
  5. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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    Scalar \ SuperScalar Processor Development


    SS0 SS1 SS2 SS3

    Understanding Pipelining and Superscalar Execution arstechnica

    and then there is SSE
    Streaming SIMD Extensions SSE2 SSE3

    as to which was being referred to and why
    I dont know :p
     
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