Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10
4 GB of Random-access memory RAM (minimum)
8 GB free hard drive (minimum)
Sound card and speakers
High color video card set to a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
**A good Mouse and pad or Graphic Tablet (even on a laptop)
YES, Windows applications run beautifully on the Mac if you have windows emulation (installed or running on your Mac). READ:
Windows and Mac side-by-side with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Despite the Mac's recent gains in market share, Windows is still the dominant operating system, especially in businesses. That means there may be times when you need to run the Microsoft OS: perhaps there's an application your company uses that's only available for Windows, like Hardscape Imaging Software. Whatever your reason for running Windows, there are a number of ways your Mac can do it for you.
If you need a flexible, full-fledged Windows installation, you still have several options. You could use Apple's own Boot Camp, which lets you install Windows on a separate partition of your hard drive. Or you could install one of three third-party virtualization programs: VMware Fusion, or VirtualBox, each of which lets you run Windows (or another operating system) as if it were just another OS X application.
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