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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Selling hardware and opening OS X
by leech on Wed 5th Apr 2006 21:44 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

Personally, I think Apple should just become the hardware company that they used to be, and just sell computers, pre-installed with OS X, but also let people just buy OS X and put it on their generic hardware. This would get more users, and with more users they'd get more developers. If they really don't make much money on OS X, they should open source all that they can on it.

Apple could become the new Alienware, with nicely designed cases, and killer hardware in them. Not everyone likes Dell or will buy PCs from them. Apple designs some very nice and stylish cases and their computer hardware works well together. Opening it up to install Windows XP on it may as well be the death sentence for OS X. Since Photoshop runs faster on Windows right now than the Intel Macs, that's just a kick in the teeth, since from my understanding, that's what most people buy Macs for in the first place!

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