New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

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Re: New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...
In reply to graybalanced, May 6, 2013

graybalanced wrote:

glasswave wrote:

I would need to set up the Mac Book pro as a dual boot. Since the Macbook Pro 15" has no optical drive, how will I reformat and reconfigure it?

You can use the OS X Recovery partition that is very similar to the hidden restore partitions found on many Windows laptops. Here is the Apple technical note.

OS X: About OS X Recovery

glasswave wrote:

My main fear is that it won't play nice when I am in windows.

PC World article from last week:

The Most Reliable Windows Laptop is a Mac

Soluto used the wealth of data it collected in this way to compile a list of the ten most reliable Windows laptops currently on the market, dominated by a surprising star…and it's not a PC. It's Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro.

When you read the article, it indicates that the reason had nothing to do with hardware, but was because the windows install were performed by users, not the OEM's that screw upĀ  their os builds with tons of spy, nag & crapware. The first thing I always do when I get a new windows machine is format it and install a clean os build so that hasn't been an issue for me.


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