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    Can th ecurrent line of new iMacs run OSX and Windows? I am cornfused lol.

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    Yes. But you need to buy your own copy of Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corysw
    Yes. But you need to buy your own copy of Windows.
    and get a copy of bootcamp. And find a really good reason :tusks:

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    Be aware though, that when you put Windoes on your computer, you just open a massive flood gate of security issues that you need to get used to that were just never there on a Mac.
    It's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimagex20
    Be aware though, that when you put Windoes on your computer, you just open a massive flood gate of security issues that you need to get used to that were just never there on a Mac.
    Agreed, although it will only hit the windows partition.

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    I have heard though that if your Windows partition gets a Blue Screen Of Death, that some of your files could get damaged (also on the Mac OS side) and should then be checked out to make sure that nothing is corrupted.
    It's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimagex20
    I have heard though that if your Windows partition gets a Blue Screen Of Death, that some of your files could get damaged (also on the Mac OS side) and should then be checked out to make sure that nothing is corrupted.
    How would that work? The Mac software is located on another partition within a different file system; thus, running Windows on a Mac will not expose the Mac software to more malware.

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    Keep in mind, BootCamp is Beta software...

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    Well quite a few viruses on Windows are known to just completely corrupt the Hard Drive, thus, corrupting your Mac partition.
    It's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimagex20
    Well quite a few viruses on Windows are known to just completely corrupt the Hard Drive, thus, corrupting your Mac partition.
    Yes, a Windows virus can corrupt a NTFS or FAT hard drive (or more specifically the partition) by essentially messing with the directory, but *how* does it corrupt a file system that is structured completely differently? (not trying to be argumentative here, just curious)

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    What is Bootcamp? I would only use Windows to play Half Life I and II, and Counter Strike

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    to eliminate this problem get a second hardrive just for windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveatipss
    What is Bootcamp? I would only use Windows to play Half Life I and II, and Counter Strike
    bootcamp is, from what I understand, a BIOS emulator so that windows may run on the EFI intel macs.

    Although... I could be mistaking this for the bounty program.

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    If you would like more infomation on Boot Camp, Wikipedia has a topic still in development but still has some infomation.

    In a nutshell: Installing Boot Camp Beta onto you Mac computer, you are signing a waiver. When you sign that you agree that if your Mac has any troubles, you cannot sue/agrivate Apple for your troubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techound1
    Yes, a Windows virus can corrupt a NTFS or FAT hard drive (or more specifically the partition) by essentially messing with the directory, but *how* does it corrupt a file system that is structured completely differently? (not trying to be argumentative here, just curious)
    It probably won't effect the Mac partition at all, but you just lost a chunk of your hard drive, and to fix it, you would have to reformat therefore the only possible way it could affect the Mac partition.

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