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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 4. Collect the Ingredients

Before you can begin setting up Windows on your Macintosh, you must be sure that you have the necessary hardware, software, and other materials.

An Intel-Based Mac (Preferably)

If you have a Macintosh with an Intel processor (in other words, any model introduced in 2006 or later)—which Snow Leopard requires—you have several great options for running Windows at (virtually) full speed, and I spend the bulk of this book describing those options.

Note

Certain Intel-based Macs released in 2006 are unable to run Windows 7 under Boot Camp; see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3920 for a list. These Macs can still run Windows 7 using virtualization software, or Windows Vista or XP under Boot Camp.

If you have an older, PowerPC-based ...

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