Sunday, April 09, 2006

Page One, New York Times, Thursday April 6. Apple does Windows

Apple introduced Boot Camp beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. 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. Are the strange bedfellow operating systems really in the same bed at last? No. The Apple approach is a bit less than elegant. Users must hold down the option key at startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. Users must restart to come back to the Mac. Read slightly extended version.

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