Obvious question – why would one want to?

Obvious question – why would one want to? (Before you answer, I know why – it was merely a rhetorical question): (From a press release) “Apple today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in Leopard, Apple’s next major release of Mac OS X, that will be previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in August.”

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5 thoughts on “Obvious question – why would one want to?

  1. It might be more useful if you didn’t have to restart the computer to boot into the other OS. It seems like a lot of trouble to go through just to use Windows. Bleh.

  2. Hopefully it is going to help make virtualization easier within OS X – something like Virtual PC. It would be nice to be able to run those specialized applications that require WinXP without having to leave OS X and without the huge performance hit seen with Virtual PC on a G5.

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