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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: Baggins on Apr 07, '06 10:01:32AM

Sigh. Running Windows in a window on OS X at native speeds is not going to affect Mac software development in the least because people want OS X software, not Windows software for their Macs, and software vendors will be happy to sell it to them.

I swear, I have never met so many insecure people in my life. Do you really think the OS X experience is so weak that people will WANT to use Windows or Windows software after they use it?

Here's what I see happening. More people buy Macs because the barrier to entry is now very low (runs your Windows software). They get a good exposure to OS X and realize just what a piece of crap Windows and windows software is. Demand for OS X software INCREASES as a result.

I mean, for crying out loud, just using Word for Windows after using it on OS X will make you want to hurl.



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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: whenders0n on Apr 07, '06 10:33:54AM
While I think it's true that no one in their right mind would prefer a virtualized/dual boot solution to software compatibility issues, it is undeniable that such technology will lower the urgency and intensity (though perhaps not the volume) of the demand. This is especially true for games where the marketability time period is often almost as short as the time to port it, and GUI is not an issue, but it is also true for many other applications, especially large-scale corporate type software products (where code-base is large and most users are locked into windows). This move could definitely increase the amount of people demanding OS X native apps, but I would be surprised if it didn't make most people less outspoken about their wants if they can just run it in Windows.

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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: Baggins on Apr 07, '06 12:31:52PM

People always want to believe the worst, I guess.



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