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  • Apple now supports Windows

    That's right you heard me, Apple now OFFICIALLY 'supports' Windows. I use support loosley, by this I mean provides drivers and allows dual-boot.

    In a stunning move, Apple on Wednesday officially sanctioned the running of the Windows XP operating system on Intel-based Macs through the release of a software package. Called Boot Camp, the 86MB beta product provides a dual-boot sequence and the drivers necessary to run Windows.

    "Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple's superior hardware now that we use Intel processors," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. check here for whole story
    "I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art." -Kahlil Gibran

    "Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them." -Walter Kerr

  • #2
    I know that someone had a reward for hackers to make the new apple computers daul-boot with OSX and XP.
    The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments.
    They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul. So, if you're frightened of dying and... and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.


    • #3
      WHEN Windows crashes, will there be a BSOD or some other screen? Or maybe it will never crash? I'm dying to know!


      • #4
        i'm hoping that most people here have by now caught wind of the fact, reported by Alice Hill of RealtechNews, that Palladium/Trusted Computing DRM is Embedded in New Intel Macs.

        one day i'll have to buy bruce potter a few rounds, we'll get all boozed up and totally slag it out with this topic. i figure that out of all the people whom i've heard speak in favor of DRM and Trusted Computing, he's the only one i respect and look up to. if anyone has a shot of convincing me that this isn't a plan conceived inside of satan's asshole, he does.
        "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
        - Trent Reznor


        • #5
          Originally posted by Deviant Ollam
          if anyone has a shot of convincing me that this isn't a plan conceived inside of satan's asshole, he does.
          The concept is a fairly good one (every amateur software writer must have at least one other member of the community in good standing sign off before execution) but ultimately flawed. If all of our software must be approved by our corporate masters, then I might as well just buy a game console. Trusted computing goes against a strong history of free-as-in-freedom development and also opens up too many avenues of abuse (e.g., media files that only function on trusted platforms running trusted software)...

          ...depending on your perspective, of course.