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From eWeek.com
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1946436,00.asp

"Apple on April 5 began offering a public beta of Boot Camp, software that allows Intel-processor Macs—which now include the iMac and Mac Mini desktops and MacBook Pro notebook—to boot either Mac OS X or Windows XP. After installing Windows XP via Boot Camp, users can select which operating systems they'd like to run at startup."


Here's the link to the download. In Beta now, but will be integrated into Leopard.
http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/publicbeta.html

Someone needs to try this.
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I personally think this is pretty darn cool.
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very nice...
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Very nice. hmm sounds like a software i use in college called ''Vmware''
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they need to bring a version of OSX to all desktop pc's then that would be great
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Originally Posted by scotishhaggis
they need to bring a version of OSX to all desktop pc's then that would be great
ye, if you're into annoying os. I read about this on a swedish site, sounds like good news for those, i want windows on apple people
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I think we are now one step closer to seeing Mac OS die. Not sure that that's a great thing, because there are things I like about it, but I think in the next 5 years or so, we'll be sending it out to sea on a burning raft.

I'll be in the market real soon for a new laptop, and after doing some price comparisions, I think the MacBook Pro will be at the top of my list. Comparable laptops from Dell are only a couple hundred cheaper, and they're big and ugly. You can't even get a comparable system from HP. Neither company offers 256MB Radeon X1600.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Very nice. hmm sounds like a software i use in college called ''Vmware''
Vmware is still around.

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VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today introduced VMware Server, a free new entry-level hosted virtualization product for Linux and Windows servers. The product is available as a beta download at http://www.vmware.com/products/server/ .

"Virtualization and VMware have become mainstream in the past year, and many customers have deployed thousands of VMware server environments across their enterprises. With VMware Server, we are ensuring that every company interested in, considering or evaluating server virtualization for the first time has access to the industry-leading virtualization technology," said Diane Greene, VMware President. "VMware Server makes it easy and compelling for companies new to virtualization to take the first step toward enterprise-wide virtual infrastructure."

VMware Server, the successor to VMware GSX Server, enables users to quickly provision new server capacity by partitioning a physical server into multiple virtual machines, bringing the powerful benefits of virtualization to every server.

VMware Server is feature-packed with the following market-leading capabilities: -- Support for any standard x86 hardware -- Support for a wide variety of Linux and Windows host operating systems, including 64-bit operating systems -- Support for a wide variety of Linux, NetWare, Solaris x86 and Windows guest operating systems, including 64-bit operating systems -- Support for Virtual SMP, enabling a single virtual machine to span multiple physical processors --


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Originally Posted by Korke
ye, if you're into annoying os. I read about this on a swedish site, sounds like good news for those, i want windows on apple people
Dear lord why? LOL

I haven't used a Mac OS since OS9, but it was nicer than windows LOL


At the very least, it would be nice to have a choice. Competition is healthy.
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I don't think it will be long untill aple completely switches over to windows and just sells their computers.
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OSX is so much better than Windows its not even funny, the only 2 things keeping me away from buying a Powermac are BF2 and the fact that if I got one I'd want a fully loaded one with 16GB ram etc. which costs A LOT.
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