Bought a Mac Book Pro

Hi

I finally made my laptop decision and went for the MacBook Pro.  I now need to sort out the Windows side of it.

Do I just buy Windows 8 (and update to the Pro version for £25 before end Jan), or do I need to buy a special version of Windows for the Mac?  I need to be able to use my MS Office software including Visio, Project etc and also VT+, Moneysoft, TaxCalc, Sage, Quickbooks and so on.

I don't want to mess it up so wondered if anyone could just steer me in the right direction.  I was hoping to make use of the Microsoft discounts for students when buying this software, but want the pro versions.

thanks for any help/advice.

Eve

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Bootcamp

Stewie Griffin |
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Thanks Stewie - I've seen Mac

eve2206 |
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old post on this...

eve2206 |
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Office for Mac

The VAT Doctor |
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VirtualBox

johndon68 |

Office for Mac

paulwakefield1 |

Restrictions

The VAT Doctor |
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Well it doesn't support

paulwakefield1 |

I use Windows XP through

alicet |

The decision isn't just the hardware

Paul Scholes |
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Thanks for all the advice

eve2206 |
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Parallels

Ben Smith |

Student software - if not a student ...

JC |

software

eve2206 |
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Agreed this is a minefield …

JC |

Parallels again

Tkwhitehouse |
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hells bells and buckets of blood...

eve2206 |
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Why not

paulwakefield1 |

good idea

eve2206 |
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Current Setup

ashtonaccountancy |

How to live in a Mac and MS world

Ketts999 |

Windows on MacBook Pro

Ketchup |

Thanks

eve2206 |
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Mac Pro Advice

Ketts999 |

Running Sage Line 50 on a Mac / iPad

Ketchup |

Mac v PC

jndavs |
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Beauty of the Mac is not Windows

KH |
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Best of both worlds

GardenGirl666 |

Not the retina one!

eve2206 |
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Alternative to Parallels/VMware

Tkwhitehouse |
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