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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by Brendan on Thu 6th Apr 2006 04:32 UTC
Brendan
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2005-11-16

Imagine you're a software developer.

If you target Windows you have to compete with heaps of other software developers and you'll end up with a small part of a large market.

If you target OS X then there's much less competition and you'll end up with a large part of a small market.

Targetting both makes the most sense - double your market share without doubling the development time. The problem here is hardware costs...

IMHO "boot camp" is a very intelligent move.

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