At first I thought it was a joke, a belated April fools joke. My IT guy walked into my cube, he knows I am an Apple enthusiast, smiling from ear to ear and said that Apple had released Boot Camp, a beta software download that allows Windows XP to be installed in an Intel-based Mac and run natively as in any other PC. I really couldn’t believe what he was saying but it made a sense. Now there is no excuse to switch to a Mac. My IT guy explained that now we can justify replacing our aging Dell’s with a 20-inch 2GHz Intel Core Duo iMac!
From Apple’s Boot Camp site:
More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today…
Boot Camp lets you install Windows XP without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows.
I use Windows because I have to, that is what my work provides me. But I would never install install Windows in my personal machine, to me that is like installing spyware!
[tags]Apple, iMac, MacBook Pro, Windows, XP, Boot Camp[/tags]