Macs Do Windows Too!

Not too much to say at this point, except that the gauntlet has been thrown down.



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 Intel 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. Boot Camp will burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don’t have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them.

Once you’ve completed Boot Camp, simply hold down the option key at startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. (That’s the “alt” key for you longtime Windows users.) After starting up, your Mac runs Windows completely natively. Simply restart to come back to Mac.

It looks like it wasn’t just Narf and Blanka who were “thinking different”. Mr. Gates, the game is afoot…

– AH

If you have an Intel Mac, which sadly I do not, you can download the beta of “Boot Camp” here. Oh, and GeekBoy….I don’t even have to say it do I? We’ll be waiting on your report.