“Boot Camp is for those people who need to occasionally run programs or access services that are unavailable on the Mac. Apple isn’t selling or bundling Windows, and Boot Camp offers only dual-boot capability: You can start up the Mac in either Mac OS X or Windows, but not both,” Jeff Carlson writes for The Seattle Times. “So is this a baby step toward Apple selling Windows machines? Not likely. Apple’s computers are beautiful and induce envy in even the staunchest Windows lover, but day to day you don’t operate a computer, per se, just as you don’t go home and eat a table for dinner.”
“Even given Apple’s engineering feats, it’s Mac OS X that delivers the Macintosh experience,” Carlson writes. “Okay, if Mac OS X is so wonderful, why not forget hardware and license Mac OS X to computer makers, and thereby out-Microsoft Microsoft?”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sketchtrain” for the heads up.]
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