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2006-04-05, 07:49

It took me a while to figure out why AAPL was having a $1.75 $3.90 pop up today pre-market.

Apple introduces Boot Camp in beta, allowing users with an XP installation disc to install XP, and choose which operating system to boot on restarts.

It will be a feature in Leopard (10.5), to be previewed at WWDC in August.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006...5bootcamp.html

BootCamp link:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

Now this is what I like to see - listening to your customers!

Too bad they waited so long - they could have won $13000 in that XP on Mac contest and recouped development costs!

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Included Amenities

For your convenience, Boot Camp burns a CD with all the Mac-specific drivers for Windows:
  • Graphics
  • Networking
  • Audio
  • AirPort wireless
  • Bluetooth
  • The Eject key (on Apple keyboards)
  • Brightness control for built-in displays

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2006-04-05, 07:57

Hmm, full drivers, eh? I guess that includes 3D?

Good work, Apple.

I love the fact that they install a Startup Disk control panel in Windows.
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2006-04-05, 07:58

Mental! Wow!

I can see myself using that.
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2006-04-05, 08:02

Interestingly, this allows lossless resizing of the Mac OS X boot partition, something Disk Utility doesn't do. Maybe that feature is still unstable, and that's why it's still beta?
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2006-04-05, 08:02

No f-ing way...
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2006-04-05, 08:05

I mean seriously... no f-ing way...

it is unholy... i suspect microsoft will try to break this...
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2006-04-05, 08:05

Impressive. I never thought they'd do something like this, but apparently I was wrong. I can't wait to see more Leopard details now.

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it is unholy... i suspect microsoft will try to break this...
Why? As long as Microsoft's usual anti-copying software is still in place (and I dont' know why it wouldn't be), this is no different than somebody installing XP on a computer they built. They're still making money on selling Windows to people.

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2006-04-05, 08:07

I have to go and buy and intel mac immediently!
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2006-04-05, 08:08

Apple should have released this on the 1st April for a laugh. I can hardly believe this! I doubt I'll ever sully my Mac with a Windows installation, but I know lots of people who have been clamouring for this since the Intel switch.
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2006-04-05, 08:12

I cannot for the life of me see why they would do this...

I guess they realize they have a stable but small market share (one that they hope is sizable enough for support from some software companies) and that this will only aid in moving more macs?

But what happens to the macos when adobe realizes that they can stop producing macos compatible software?

The ONLY reason I use apple is for its os...

Edit: Actually, given the anti-trust case going forward this year, apple is hedging its bets that microsoft will lose (and at the same time fail to deliver vista)...
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2006-04-05, 08:18

i want an intel mac so i can play my pc games. thats all i want windows for!
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2006-04-05, 08:20

Here is the FAQ in support docs:

http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/bc/nph-bc
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2006-04-05, 08:20

Holy shit. That's amazing. I'm going to have a look later. If there are downloadable anything, I'm going to try it out.
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2006-04-05, 08:21

wow
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2006-04-05, 08:21

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Originally Posted by torifile
Holy shit. That's amazing. I'm going to have a look later. If there are downloadable anything, I'm going to try it out.
http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/publicbeta.html

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2006-04-05, 08:28

anyone know how long the trial is?
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2006-04-05, 08:29

OMGWTF!!!1eleventyone!!

I never saw that coming. Thanks to Apple for not releasing it on the first
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2006-04-05, 08:30

hehe, I bet this page hasn't been edited by legal/marketing...

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Sadly, Windows XP, and even the upcoming Vista, are stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS
Kind of reminds me of the "are you high or on drugs" thread now running in Outsider...
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2006-04-05, 08:31

also, what about our beloved built in isight cameras!! we need someone to install quick!!
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2006-04-05, 08:36

I guess that Leopard will most certainly not include Windows virtualisation as suggested in this thread. *Big sigh of relief*
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2006-04-05, 08:39

DEVELOPERS developers DEVELOPERS developers!!!

I have to shower now...
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2006-04-05, 08:39

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2006-04-05, 08:40

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2006-04-05, 08:41

I was thinking of getting a MacBook Pro, looks like I'll do it now. A friend of mine in real estate has one or two apps that are windoze only, this will be perfect for him.
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2006-04-05, 08:41

holy crap...satan is wearing a parka today as hell has clearly frozen over

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2006-04-05, 08:43

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I guess that Leopard will most certainly not include Windows virtualisation as suggested in this thread. *Big sigh of relief*
I wouldn't totally count that out. Here's why. APple needed to do this ASAP. With all these "hack the mac" contests to boot Windows, APple needed to step up and say "this is the best way to do it. It'll work for sure". So, i see it as a stop gap. Virtualization might also be included in Leopard but not being released until WWDC. If Apple can "sandbox" Windows while running it virtually, that would rock!
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2006-04-05, 08:46

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I was thinking of getting a MacBook Pro, looks like I'll do it now. A friend of mine in real estate has one or two apps that are windoze only, this will be perfect for him.
And you'll be one of many people buying an Intel Mac now. This is going to drive Mac sales pretty heavily. Some people who already have Macs will buy an Intel Mac for work so that they can use their work-related Windows apps more easily, and others who have never had a Mac can buy one now to try out something different, without the risk of not being able to run a familiar OS.

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2006-04-05, 08:50

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Word to the Wise

Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it’ll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes.
Zing!
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2006-04-05, 08:51

Anyone have a theory as to how a windows virus would effect the mac operating system on the same machine?
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2006-04-05, 08:55

But... but... will the maddness never end!
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