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April 5, 2006

Apple Makes Room on it's Hardware for Windows

It's hard to believe, but Apple has released BootCamp, software that will come prepackaged with their next version of OS X that allows you to install Windows XP and run it natively on your Mac. I am so curious to see how this changes adoption of Mac hardware, will there be a lot of folks who purchase Apple computers with no intention of running OS X? Will Apple get to a point where you can buy Windows along with the new computer?

This was probably a quick win for Apple now that they are getting onto the Intel processor. Does VirtualPC still have a market there? I realize that VirtualPC lets me run the Mac and the PC at the same time, but will folks find the dual-boot good enought to satisfy their PC needs?

It's been just over a month that I had to give my 15" PowerBook back to Tufts and got a Dell with Windows XP from OpenAir. It's been interesting to use Windows again after many years of OS X. I'm hoping that over the next year I'll get myself back onto a Mac.

Posted by mike at April 5, 2006 9:44 AM