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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Why all the hoopla?
by th3rmite on Thu 6th Apr 2006 05:53 UTC
th3rmite
Member since:
2006-01-08

Really what is the reason for all this animosity towards apple? Is it because of the intel chip? Is it because it can now run Windows? People keep laying out the "choice" trump card. I like choice that's why I hate this and that. Quite frankly when Apple went to Intel they enabled MORE user choice. How much more nix software is available for x86? How many more OS's? How could it be that someone could even be upset that Apple is giving it's users more choices? If you could really rest on the fact that OSX is that much better than windows wouldn't this be a good thing? Now users who are iffy about OSX can really see side by side how crappy their Windows OS is. When they launch Explorer and are inundated with popups and trhen they boot into OSX launch Safari and it's good to go they will come around.

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RE: Why all the hoopla
by alcibiades on Thu 6th Apr 2006 10:52 in reply to "Why all the hoopla?"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

"Really what is the reason for all this animosity towards Apple?"

From the horses mouth:

"Word to the Wise: Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it'll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes.

"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."

Still wondering? Its the snotty, superior tone. It provokes hostility. The message is the manner. People don't like it.

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RE[2]: Why all the hoopla
by siraf72 on Thu 6th Apr 2006 11:26 in reply to "RE: Why all the hoopla"
siraf72 Member since:
2006-02-22

Its a good point but so is the one made by apple. Not supporting EFI in Vista is plain bizzare

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