How many ways can a Mac user run Windows? Windows installed on Boot Camp gives the best performance. Here’s a free Mac app that makes the re-booting into Windows a simple, one-click affair.
Do We Really Need Windows?
That’s a fair question. The Mac has many new customers and the vast majority came from Windows PCs and Microsoft Office for Windows.
Switchers from Windows PCs have always had an inherent fear, or a psychological need to make sure they could use their Windows apps even while learning to use the Mac.
To help the transition, and because Apple was so confident that new users would prefer OS X anyway, the company built-in Boot Camp.
The only problem with using Windows on Boot Camp is the extra steps required to restart the Mac and startup in Windows.
BootChamp is the free Mac app that makes the restart process a drop dead simple click and select from the Menubar.
That’s it. Click on the Boot Camp-like icon in the Mac’s Menubar, select Restart Into Windows… and the Mac restarts into Windows.
That’s about as simple a trick as a one-trick pony app can be. But it still uses Boot Camp with a Windows installation on the Mac.
There are other ways to have Windows run on your Mac, including the popular Parallels, and VMware Fusion. If free is your game, here’s Yet Another Free Way To Run Windows Or Linux On Your Mac.