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I'm sure most of you have seen this by now. But for those of who haven't, Apple now approves of you putting windows on their intel machines:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/
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I fear MacOS will lose out in the long run.

Why make Mac apps if the software creators can get away with making only a Windows app?

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Apples stock rose 10% after the release of Boot Camp.

This ultimatly should boost up their computer sales, why not get a Mac with OSX and XP instead of a PC with just XP?
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I successfully loaded XP Pro on my iMac yesterday. It runs like a champ, faster than my two year old higher spec'ed Dell box. This is a dream come true and has convinced me to go the way of a Macbook. They power of Windows with the design of Apple, a great combination.
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Are there any advantages running Windows on an apple computer over a PC?

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Are there any advantages running Windows on an apple computer over a PC?
Apple computers ARE PCs, in fact now that they are Intel powered they are no different hardware wise from similar Dell offerings.

The only real difference is that they use EFI rather than the old BIOS so they will boot faster.

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Apple computers ARE PCs, in fact now that they are Intel powered they are no different hardware wise from similar Dell offerings.

The only real difference is that they use EFI rather than the old BIOS so they will boot faster.

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Yea thats what I thought...Just all the excitement made me wonder if I was missing something.

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advantages of windows on apple:

1. the macs look cooler
2. on an apple u can have osx and windows, but on a pc u can only have windows
3. windows boots faster on an apple because of EFI instead of BIOS
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Does anyone know if wireless keybaord/mouse work on XP *after* the installation? The FAQ only says that the wireless key/mouse will not work duriing the installation of win xp....
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Anyone know how difficult it is to switch back & forth, between Mac OS and Windows XP?

Is it as easy as clicking on something? Or do you have to shut down one OS, then re-boot or re-start the computer to get to the other OS?

How long does it take to go from one OS to the other?
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Anyone know how difficult it is to switch back & forth, between Mac OS and Windows XP?

Is it as easy as clicking on something? Or do you have to shut down one OS, then re-boot or re-start the computer to get to the other OS?

How long does it take to go from one OS to the other?
It takes about 30 seconds from start to a different desktop. You hold the alt key during boot andyou can choose which os you want. It is smoking fast in windows. I have been playing Half Life 2 and it's sick how fast this machine is. Maxed out settings on everything and I cant get it to lag! Awesome move Apple!
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It's amazing how many Mac users enjoy windows. People are just going to buy apples to install windows. POINTLESS! Who cares if it runs faster, I just can't wait for those switchers to catch the first major virus a Mac has ever seen and destroy their machine. For those whose lives have just been made happier, congrats, but for the Mac world, in my opinion, it's the wrong way to go!
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