Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 19:01 UTC
Apple Apple's Boot Camp has stirred things up quite a bit around the net. eWeek states: "CIOs have a lot invested in Windows and aren't going to junk the OS for Apple. However, if a CIO can get a twofer - Windows XP and Mac OS on one machine - a flyer may make some sense." In an analysis, eWeek concludes: "Boot Camp might give businesses and consumers another reason to look at the Mac, analysts and IT managers say." Cnet wonders if all this is good news for MS, while Ars looks at the limitations. Apple also released firmware updates for Intel Macs, which supposedly add BIOS support to EFI so you can just boot an XP (or Linux!) CD without using Boot Camp.
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Exactly...
by Abdullah on Wed 5th Apr 2006 19:50 UTC
Abdullah
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2005-07-06

That is what I think will happen.

Who will bother to port their apps to OS X now?

Thay might just shrug and say - just install windows...

Ithink this might backfire on Apple.

Anyway... this move really seems to show that Apple is more a hardware company than a software company.

Iwonder what the implications are for the long term future of OS X?

(PS - Remember the high-level departures from the Apple software division recently?)

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