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I keep seeing new switchers out there all the time planning to switch beacause of Boot Camp.

It's important to know that there's a time limit built in to this Beta version and the fullv ersion will only be available with Leopard. So we should look out for switchers basing their switches on this. Boot camp will expire soon.

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What do you mean there is a time limit?
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The software will be rendered useless at a certain point of time. It's software wth expiry date.
The date is unknown.

http://www.macworld.com/forums/ubbth...05&Main=405500

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Fun, I was going to wait until Leopard comes out anyways but was definantly going to use the full version of Boot Camp in Leopard, if it is "Boot Camp" at that time or not. It's nice to know this, but it's not like (due to money) I can go out and get a MBP right now or anything sadly. It's a nice marketing move for Apple to do this, because if some one gets use to Boot Camp and then it expires they're going to NEED Leopard. Well, in theory...


Now I just have to wait for a date that Leopard comes out... and be happy.
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Well I switched to move on from windows... Hopefully people purchased the intel mac's fro the product. Not primarily because it can run Windows

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Well I switched to move on from windows... Hopefully people purchased the intel mac's fro the product. Not primarily because it can run Windows
I agree. One of the main reasons I switched was to get away from Windows. Who would have guessed within a month of receiving my Mac that Windows followed me over?
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The expiration of Boot Camp will only affect user's that don't know how to apply the opensource product that existed before boot camp. Apple helped out the project by supplying drivers for video, which was the biggest obstacle. Switchers and Dual user's do not need to worry about this.

Also, if you read the thread a Macworld that makes a good point about some other company filling the boot camp gap if Apple decided not to advance the program. As much as some hardcore mac users would love it, Windows on an intel mac is nowhere near any type of danger.
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I may be in the minority but I have no real interest of loading Windows XP on my MacBook.
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i bought my imac because my machine running windows 2000 died and i had never liked xp, so i thought it was time for a change. then suddenly boot camp was released and i decided i wanted to play games again, so i needed windows.
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I'm with the switchers that want to get away from windows. I used that horrid OS for 10 years and I feel so much better now with OSX on my new imac. I cringe now whenever I have to touch another computer with windows on it!
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The majority of Mac users will never put Windows on their computer. For argument's sake, lets be careful with our posts here so it doesn't turn into another bashing thread and put other discussions at risk.
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One-The person should go to Leapord, and 2 all one has to do with change the year on there Mac and Poof the problem is gone(or atleast thats how the OS X public beta works)

Also if i recall people got XP on Macs before Apple release Boot Camp
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It might be true that most mac users will buy a mac for Mac OS X, but then again, many people just like the hardware, and the possibility to run both equally.
Even though, as one macworld article stated, switchers will see osx is "better" because apple is confident about having the superior product.

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So what we have here is thread from Macworld that talks about a "time limit"? Does anyone have any proof, say from Apple, that there is a time limit or is this all conjecture at best?


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Someone probably saw something about the time limit in the property list. I wonder if the dates there. Someone wanna check?

EDIT: Never mind I'm checking...
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