Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Apple sends Windows XP to Boot Camp

Apple has done it. Today they released Boot Camp a public beta of a feature to be included in OS X 10.5 Leopard. Boot Camp lets you dual-boot Windows on Intel Macs. It does it by providing all the drivers needed to make Win XP understand any of the Intel Macs out there, and presumably will be updated for upcoming Intel Macs. Boot Camp partitions the OS X HD non-destructively to create the Win XP partition, and it integrates with all the Startup Disk functionality built-in to the Mac hardware and OS X. Finally, Apple has made it official. Why buy a PC from Dell that only runs Windows when you can get a Mac that runs OS X, the best OS in the world with the best applications, and you can also run Windows *if* you really need to.