Booting MS Windows on Intel Macs: Interesting bit of analysis


To be honest, hardly followed the pages and pages of blog analysis of Apple's recent release of "Boot Camp" a utility allowing users to boot WIndows XP on Macintosh Intel-based computers. Didn't seem like that big a deal to me.


Today in the New York Times, a good op-ed piece analyzing what it may or may not mean, by Robert X. Cringely. If you haven't followed the debate, this is a good primer:


"HELL froze over this week as Apple Computer unveiled Boot Camp, a free program that will allow its new Macintosh computers with Intel microprocessors to run Microsoft's Windows XP operating system as an alternative to Apple's OS X. The news media were agog and Apple's stock price zoomed at the announcement. In my view, it was mildly interesting, but hardly the revolution Apple users want to see." (from "New York Times, Microsoft's Mac Attack")


Read the article.



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Posted on April 8, 2006 and filed under Life, Technology.