Apple "Boot Camp"

So when Apple says that they “won’t support” Windows installations on any of their Intel Macs, what they mean is that they’ll write software to make installing Windows on a Mac ridiculously easy and then include it in the next release of their OS.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006/apr/05bootcamp.html

Awesome! FINALLY Apple realizes that they actually CAN compete with Windows because OS X is just plain BETTER and NICER! I predict a tiny spike in Microsoft’s earnings over the next five years and then an ENORMOUS dip when people realize they don’t actually need Windows anymore. Then Apple will conquer the world and Steve Jobs will turn into an enormous fire-breathing demon-beast.

And you GOTTA love Apple’s passive-aggressive marketing tactics. This is an excerpt from the Boot Camp home page:

EFI and BIOS

Macs use an ultra-modern industry standard technology called EFI to handle booting. Sadly, Windows XP, and even the upcoming Vista, are stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS. But with Boot Camp, the Mac can operate smoothly in both centuries.

Word to the Wise

Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it’ll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes.

I love you, Apple.

2 thoughts on “Apple "Boot Camp"

  1. Hells yeah…. wait… I own a PC. Shit. I hate you, Apple. I don’t even own an iPod.
    On the plus side I do have an overclocked Mac on OS 9, so I don’t feel all that horrible.

  2. Well… now’s the perfect chance to buy a Mac! You can get a dual-core Intel Mac Mini for $500 with the education discount.

    C’mon… admit it… you want one SOOOO BAD.

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