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Windows XP on Intel Mac finally blessed by Apple
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:22 am    Post subject: Windows XP on Intel Mac finally blessed by Apple Reply with quote

Check this out:

The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as a download at http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/ , and is preview software licensed for use on a trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Boot Camp will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5 “Leopard.” Apple does not provide support for installing or running Boot Camp and does not sell or support Microsoft Windows software. Apple welcomes user feedback on Boot Camp at bootcamp@apple.com.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen this! OMG!!!!! Out goes my bleedin PC now for those few apps and my order for a spanking new 20" iMac will be in soon!!

Just watch Apples stock skyrocket now!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm flabbergasted! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very very cool news even if the hacks have been out there for a while. As long as Apple release a machine with a decent GPU I can ditch my PC forever.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can see why Apple didn't release this on 1st April.....no one would have believed them!!!!! Shocked

Steve Jobs is a genius!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, it might be time to get off my ass and buy a new Mac. I feel like I'm falling behind.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.. Never saw this one coming..

This is my favorite quote from the Apple site:
"EFI and BIOS

Macs use an ultra-modern industry standard technology called EFI to handle booting. Sadly, Windows XP, and even the upcoming Vista, are stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS. But with Boot Camp, the Mac can operate smoothly in both centuries."

That is a classic....

I think this is a great move for Apple. Now the real test is getting people to stop using Windows entirely and completely switch to OS X..

I still struggle with the thought of logging into Windows over OS X on a perfectly good computer... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is wonderful news. I've had my mini for about 10 days, and I love it. Mine is a PPC, so I will have to wait until I get the Intel Mini.

Now, please tell me how I can install OS X on my Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop????

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad it won't do Win 2K Pro. That was really a very stable Windows build and required no "registration".

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEMMRRC wrote:
Too bad it won't do Win 2K Pro. That was really a very stable Windows build and required no "registration".

Jaime


Translation, I want to run my pirated copy on my Mac Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lgvelez wrote:
I think this is wonderful news. I've had my mini for about 10 days, and I love it. Mine is a PPC, so I will have to wait until I get the Intel Mini.

Now, please tell me how I can install OS X on my Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop????

Laura


To much hassle... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tortoise wrote:
NEMMRRC wrote:
Too bad it won't do Win 2K Pro. That was really a very stable Windows build and required no "registration".

Jaime


Translation, I want to run my pirated copy on my Mac Smile

Actually. Win 2K Pro is the only copy of Windows I own. I bought it years ago (had to upgrade from Win 95 and there was no "upgrade" path which meant buying the full version) and now that I switched to a G4 Mini I got rid of my Windows box. I'd like to get some more use out of the $$$ I paid for that CD, once I buy a new Intel Mac that is.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

christian3807 wrote:
lgvelez wrote:
I think this is wonderful news. I've had my mini for about 10 days, and I love it. Mine is a PPC, so I will have to wait until I get the Intel Mini.

Now, please tell me how I can install OS X on my Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop????

Laura


To much hassle... Rolling Eyes



Why too much hassle??

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you think that we can install vista with boot camp in the future??? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know for a fact that you can't boot Win 2K pro through Bootcamp?
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