Well it has finally happened, You can easily run Windows XP on an Intel based Mac.
Apple has released a new software package called Boot Camp. The software has a pretty simple wizard that burns all the drivers that you need for Windows XP on a disk and then sets up a “partition” for the Windows installation. Then when you boot your
machine Mac up, hold down the CTRL Mac key to get a boot menu – Windows or Mac OS. Pretty slick. I guess Apple figures that if you can’t beat em’ join em’.
This is good news for me because I have been wanting a Mac for a while but really could not justify the higher price and the need for a new computer (my dell desktop is only 1 year old). Also, all the software that I have is for Windows and purchasing all the same software for Mac does not make sense.
But now I can have the best of both worlds.
So this is my plan – I have been doing research on a new entertainment center including a big screen TV, surround sound system, and a nice custom built cabinet to go in our new house.
I entertained the idea of adding a Windows Media Center PC to the mix and was looking at Emachines to see if they could fit the bill. But now I can possible transfer my Dell to the entertainment center and get the Mac for my regular computer.
Now all I have to do is talk the wife into it.