Apple Does Windows

Wow.  I never thought I’d see the day.  Apple announced official software today, called “Boot Camp” that will allow Macs to dual-boot Windows XP and Mac OS X.  The software looks like it will partition your hard drive for you without destroying your data, and even creates a CD with Windows drivers for your Mac, so you don’t have to hunt all over the Internet trying to find them.

Three questions:


1.)    Is the first down the step for Apple to move out of being a platform/operating system developer and into being a consumer electronics company that makes the coolest computers out there (watch out Sony?)

2.)    Can we order MacBook Pros for work machines now at Microsoft?  I’d sure like to carry around that sleek little aluminum computer.  🙂

3.)  If Microsoft was naming this app…would we leave the name “Boot Camp Public Beta”?  Probably not.  I was thinking “Microsoft Windows XP Boot Loader for Apple Computers intel Edition 2006 April Community Technology Preview”.


Comments (4)

  1. Wes Miller says:

    You forgot the "Live", "System" and ".NET" parts. 🙂

    "Microsoft Windows XP Boot Loader Live for Apple Computers Intel Edition .NET 2006 System April Community Technology Preview"

    This is an interesting development, but frankly not nearly as interesting as when VMWare (or perhaps the Microsoft VPC team?) comes out with a new emulator for the Macintels. Then you won’t have to pick and choose between them. But this also poses an interesting opportunity for development of WINE on the Macintel that couldn’t have made much progress on PowerMacs.

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