“Convergence has come to the software world. Last week Apple pulled a feature planned for inclusion in the next generation of Mac OS X (code-named Leopard) and offered it up to the public like an early Christmas present. Boot Camp is a free software download that allows your Intel-based Mac to dual-boot into both Mac OS X 10.4.6 and Windows XP SP2 (and there are early reports that some have installed Linux, as well),” Robert Vamosi writes for CNET. “That’s right, for the first time you don’t have to choose between buying an Apple Mac or a Dell or a HP; the Apple Intel-based Macs give you operating system variety like never before. And early results suggest that running Windows-based apps on a Mac chassis could give you superior results (at least with graphics-intense apps, such as Photoshop), but Apple has acknowledged that not all Mac hardware is supported, including Bluetooth keyboards and mice. But for many longtime Mac fans, maintaining PC security will be a whole new process.”
Vamosi offers “a quick primer to help Mac fans stay safe in a Windows XP Boot Camp world” in his full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: From Apple’s Boot Camp page online: “Word to the Wise: Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it’ll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes.”
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