Apple’s plan to drop support for popular technologies frequently is not surprisingly at all as it has been infamous for doing so in the past too. Now, it is the time for Apple to drop support for Windows 7 in the new MacBook which has nothing to do with common expansion ports for a single USB-C port.
If you are a Mac user who wants to dual-boot a new Mac, then you need to adhere to Windows 8 or newer.
Leading technology giant Apple’s plan to say adieu to Windows 7 on the new MacBook and other Macs seems more dramatic this time. It is well-known that Windows 7 is the most popular personal computing operating system and it has about 700-800 million active users in all parts of the world. That is why the new move from Apple can be seen more political than technological.
When it comes to running Windows and Windows applications, Mac users have many choices as they can choose between Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Apple’s plan to drop Windows 7 support leaves users with only one option: Application to Boot Camp, which is a built-in tool in Mac OS X and it also lets Mac users set up their machines to dual-boot along with Windows. Now Mac users of older than 2014 versions have to choose between
Boot Camp. But with all new Macs, Windows 8 is the best choice available.
Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMWare Fusion are some virtualization products that Mac users can use in place of Boot Camp. Interestingly, both these solutions are complicated, and let you integrate the two OSes when you run Windows system virtually on top of Mac OS X. Integration of both OSes allows Mac users find Windows apps running side-by-side with Mac apps. And these virtualization products will be easily available for users who need some support Windows 7 to make their Windows.
When it comes to choosing support over Boot Camp, Parallels emerges as the best option that offers better performance because Apple’s drivers are so appalling.