Should I use Bootcamp or Parallels for dual booting Windows on my Mac?

Episode 895 (2:11:45)

Andy from Montana

He can use both. It really depends on how much hard drive space he wants to dedicate to Windows. Bootcamp will take the hard drive and divide it into two partitions -- one will run Mac OS X, and the other will run Windows. When he starts up, he can choose whether it will be a Windows or Mac machine. When he boots into Windows, it is a full Windows computer and runs at full speed. All the memory and processing speed is devoted to Windows.

Virtualization software such as Parallels, VMware Fusion, and VirtualBox can actually use the Bootcamp installation of Windows and run it within Mac OS X, so he can have both running simultaneously.