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Not sure why you think anyone would flame you... it's a perfectly valid question.

There is no technical reason why you couldn't load any OS exclusively onto the machine, that is compatible with the system. Linux, OS X, Windows XP SP2 etc should all run fine. I do think that BootCamp must be installed to run Windows, so there always needs to be OS X somewhere on the drive (can someone confirm this). However you could give 80GB to Windows and 20GB to OS X if you wished and never boot OS X.

The question comes down to would you want to do this? I am one of those who ended up installing Windows XP via parallels and I know to some Mac puritans, this is sacrilege (you know who you are!). However there was one app I simply could not live without, which was MS Money (as Mac Quicken is such a pile of bile).

I think your last paragraph is very important. If you wait a few weeks before installing Windows (if this is possible) and give OS X a chance... anything that can be done in either system (browsing, emailing, office stuff, photographs, iTunes etc) you'll want to do in OS X. If you load up Windows immediately, you might end up stuck there, which in my very humble opinion, would be a shame.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
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