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I'm hurt - XP on a Mac? Why did I switch?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: I'm hurt - XP on a Mac? Why did I switch? Reply with quote

I'm a liitle perplexed that people are so excited by the fact that they can put Windows XP on their Mac? What was the point in me switching to Mac then? I thought OS X was all that and more.

Is this the beginning of the end for OS X?

Patrick

P.S. - I'd be more excited if I could put OS X on my Dell computers.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What will happen..

John Doe like the look of macs so buys a G5 to put his winxp on. He puts on XP.. XP starts getting glitchy, infected with viruses etc. John Doe then says hmm I'll try this OSX partition then. He boots OSX and then thinks WOW I like this! I think this is a huge way to get windows people on osx not away from osx. It's going to be great Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm! I hope your right.

I love both my 2006 and 2005 Mac Minis and plan on getting a Apple Laptop later this year. I've been using OS X for 3 years and love it. I never freeze or have viruses or see the blue screen of death.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: WHY XP? Reply with quote

The point is to accomodate potential switchers who need to run some software which is Win-only, but who would otherwise prefer to have a Mac.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad it doesn't work on PPC Macs
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a brilliant move by Apple the more I think about it. No one is telling you that you have to install Windows. I mean, don't you think it's nice to have that option?

Good article!
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/06/technology/06apple.html
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
This is a brilliant move by Apple the more I think about it. No one is telling you that you have to install Windows. I mean, don't you think it's nice to have that option?

Good article!
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/06/technology/06apple.html


Thanks for sharing that article - It was a great piece.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe this is just temporary leading up to the full use of windows apps and games on OSX?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, let the BSOD go. I have been running XP for twice as long as I've been running OS X and I have twice as many "grey" screens of death on mac os x.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what alternate universe are you living in Confused

But for apple this was a great marketing strategy, I for one will never use this application ever, as I already have a PC to run all the apps I need for that, but those who need to switch platforms quickly and on the move (say a laptop) it will be great, instead of having two computers, one, sleek, sexy computer to run both Mac OSX and Win XP
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

XP on a Mac will be a gateway drug. Hook them on the mac then getting addicted to the good stuff. OS-X.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get it either. I'd much prefer to have each OS on it's own box or at least have the ability to run OS X on any hardware (I like Apple's stuff, but man is it pricey).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShaneHale wrote:
XP on a Mac will be a gateway drug. Hook them on the mac then getting addicted to the good stuff. OS-X.

shane


YEP! It will quickly show people how much better OS-X is compared to windows.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

droopy1592 wrote:
Seriously, let the BSOD go. I have been running XP for twice as long as I've been running OS X and I have twice as many "grey" screens of death on mac os x.


I switched from windows to osx 9months ago and have never seen any grey screen of death or crash. I use the hell out of my mini as well, maybe I'm just lucky..
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point?

The point is that I can now play City of Heroes on my Mac.

That's the point.
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