Apple announces Boot Camp. For the first time, you can run Windows on Apple hardware natively and officially. (In as much as “beta” is “official” anyway.) I guess this is the death knell for Virtual PC, eh?
UPDATE: This line from Slashdot caught my attention:
Boot Camp will be a standard feature in Mac OS X 10.5.
…standard feature…??? I may be mistaken about this but that seems a little strange, don’t it? A feature of an OS to allow it to natively run another OS on the same hardware? Weird.
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3 Responses to Boot Camp
yeah, but if it’s a standard feature, it certainly makes it easier to say “i want a mac” in a PC environment.
I’m not sure this signals the end of Virtual PC. You still can’t run OSX and XP concurrently.
That would be “UPDATE #2” if/when I get around to it. A co-worker was speculating that Boot Camp may be the beginning of some kind of framework that would allow a windowed environment — a Rosetta-plus or X11-ish type thing. But that is (of course) strictly speculation and possibly way off the mark, too.