Bootcamp . Apple + Windows on the same machine!

One look at Apple machines during my college days and I was all ga-ga over them. However, the cost of those machines was prohibitive (still is). In the world of custom made low end pcs running windows/dos the Apple machines were like a Merc to a m800 owner. Also – it did not run Diablo or other common games.

Over the years, apple has reinvented themselves. Moving first to give a total makeover to their OS with OSX ( which btw uses a bsd-unix core called darwin) and then crashing into the entertainment industry with iPod. Interest over the last few years in Apple has been growing exponentially … even in India. Almost any hip youngster cannot be seen without an iPod. A lot of people even have bought the iBook. But still Microsoft Windows is the market leader.

Now, Apple brings out BootCamp – a way to have windows run on their latest computers. Ofcourse you will need to buy the WindowsXP copy separately – but many people who want an Apple machine and still be able to play windows games are getting hooked. From the website :

Boot Camp lets you install Windows XP without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows.(1) Boot Camp will burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don’t have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them

But… the machines are still soooo expensive 😦


~ by Vibhu on April 9, 2006.

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