MSNBC’s Krakow: Boot Camp software lets Microsoft Windows XP fly on Apple Macs

“Not only is the new iMac a spectacular example of computer jewelry — but you can now run Windows XP in addition to OS X on it. I have to admit, it will be very difficult sending this computer back at the end of the test period,” Gary Krakow writes for MSNBC. “Apple was kind enough to send me one of their new iMacs with a 20-inch wide-screen to play with. It just might be the best personal computer on the market today… Using the new iMac is a breeze. Everything you need to use a computer is presented right there in front of you. With all of the built-in software that comes with the latest version of the Mac OS (version 10.4.x) you are ready to do just about all the tasks most people need to do on their computer.”

“As for speed, OS X flies on the 2.0 GHz Intel T500 processor. It’s one of the fastest computers I’ve played with in a long time. For those keeping count, my test computer came with 1 GB (out of a maximum of 2 GB) of memory and a 240 GB hard drive. There’s an available 500 GB hard drive as well. As configured, the test computer would retail for $1,999. Did I mention that the 20-inch, high-definition color screen is amazing? Actually, what’s really amazing is that the entire computer is right behind that beautiful screen — and the enclosure is only and inch and a half deep,” Krakow writes. “As much as I like the latest version of OS X, like many people I need to use Microsoft’s Windows XP for work. The site’s publishing system, built in-house, is only available in Windows. (MSNBC.com is a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC.) So, before Apple’s release of Boot Camp, I was stuck using any number of PCs — some very good, others less so.”

“The result is the fastest version of Windows I’ve ever used. Please believe me, I’m not exaggerating. Windows XP flies on this machine. To be safe, Apple warns that not all Windows stuff might work as you expect under Boot Camp. Baloney! For me, everything works as well — or better — than on my very up-to-date, super-duper Windows laptop,” Krakow writes. “Deserving of special mention is the iMac’s standard, wired mouse. When you use it in OS X it’s a terrific one-button mouse. And when you navigate with it in Windows it performs as a two-button mouse.”

MacDailyNews Note: Wha? Mac OS X also uses the second and third-buttons (side squeeze) on the included Mighty Mouse. Extensively. More about Apple’s Mighty Mouse and how it interacts with Mac OS X here.

Krakow continues, “What you really need to know is if you’re in the market for a new Apple computer you should put the new iMac on your short list. Same if you’re looking for a new PC. With the advent of Boot Camp — which is also set to be included as part of the next OS X upgrade — Apple is marketing one of the best computers available today. Period.”

Full article with much more here.

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84 Comments

  1. Great article.

    And Bob.

    No…
    I’m not religious. I think religion is bad for people. It controls their minds and they lose their ability to take responsiblity for themselves because – one day a saviour will come and make things all better, so thay don’t have to take care of things today. Cut the trees, pollute the water, melt the ice caps. It’s ok because the saviour is coming and he’ll clean it all up or take you to a mythical heaven.

    Killing for your religious bigoty is wrong – Christian, Muslim or Dionetics.

    America is based on secularism and not founded in the belief the we should run to the church for guidance in government. That’s what the founding fathers were getting away from (Kings and the Chruch). Don’t think so? If it were not so they would have clearly and specifically named a religion that we were to follow and would have put an adendum such as… “well if you’re having trouble figureing something out – go to the preist – he’ll tell you what to do”. It isn’t in there for a good reason.

    Any religion that governs the way people live is bad. If you need it to justify why you are here that is fine, just don’t let your religion justify why I’m here.

    Turn OFF the TV, stop going to church – and start thinking.

    Oh, And I vote (not that it matters any more- thank you Diebold).

  2. Don’t blame lefties for Saddam, he’s a product of the CIA. In fact he was a business partner of POUS #41. GWB and his cronies only care about, at best, the top 20% of the economic latter. When figuring out the perps in a crime, the first thing to ask is “Who benefitted and who has the motivation?” Obvious answer, GWB’s Military Industrial Complex. On Sept. 12, 2001, like magic we suddenly had a “legitimate president”, a reason to attack Afganistan, who were playing hardball with our desire to build a Unical gas pipe line thru it, and the quickening of the end of our constitional rights. Like Charlie Sheen, of late, has been publicly asking “why did WTC 7 fall so perfectly when it was even touched by debris? Why were there multiple explosions heard that morning? How come the Pentagon did not appear to be hit by a larger airliner?” etc. check out “loose change”, its on google video, use that title to find it, give yourself an hour with an open mind.
    Please America, the world, for my child’s sake, and all of life’s sake, wake up to the coming Police State.

  3. Let’s take a look at the initial postings…

    “surprised cynic” started it off with a SINGLE SHORT, albeit biased, statement used as a comparison to Bill Gates.

    “Mac Zealot” then wrote the uberhypocritical statement “Keep the political jabs and anti-Bush rhetoric to yourself” as he continues with a 194 word reply brimming with narrow mindedness and concluding with a statement of never-seen-before levels of stupidity and bigotry by lumping his paranoia of Muslims and his homophobia into a single phrase. I was actually impressed by such creativity.

    How can any one person (not to mention whole religious and political groups) be be in such fear and hatred for people that have done NOTHING to warrant such reactions?

    Mac Zealot, you and others of your ilk are the true evil ones roaming this Earth. You are the ones we need to fear; the ones that explode in anger over myths and falsehoods; lashing out from your depths of paranoia; the ones that are unpredictable and warmongering. As you try to cloak yourself in the American flag and self-righteously call it patriotism, it is in reality a superficial guise to attempt the opposite; to REMOVE the rights and freedoms of EVERYONE, forcing others to march-step and pray to YOUR demented idea of God and your own shallow morals.

    If your morality does not include ALL of God’s creations, however far they may differ from yourself, then you have no morality.

    The entire Iraq war is a complete scam. We burned down the house, killing many of the people inside and some of the people outside, just to get rid of the mice… and FAILED!!

    Don’t even get me started on Bush’s focus on getting Mideast land over their inability to find a six-foot Arab in a small desert country, the one REALLY responsible for 9-11, the son of Bush’s oil buddy.

    I’m not on any political side, but I know stupidity when I see it.

  4. “Do you ever stop to think what kind of pickle our country would be in if Kerry, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic leadership were actually running things?”

    We wouldn’t have been attacked.

    We wouldn’t have been attacked a second time. Remember the anthrax attack that killed about a half dozen people. They never found the people involved.

    We wouldn’t have a crippling national dept.

    We wouldn’t have $3.00 a gallon gas and we are not even in summer. Can you say $4.00

    We wouldn’t be having to cut social programs because of the tax breaks to the rich. Now there is little if any money for anything.

    Being able to speak freely without be labeled anit-god, American or country.

    Not blaming the media for your own actions.

    Not having a gay whore running a gay porn site be part of the press core that gets called frequently by the president and then asks soft questions.

    We wouldn’t have inexpereinced cronnies running critical depts such as FEMA.

  5. To all left-wing Americans:

    “You are are our favorite group of Americans! If we had to design a plan to destroy America from the inside out, we couldn’t have done a better job than what you have done in America. You are so helpful!

    Elimination of Christianity, prayer, faith in God – fantastic! This is what our great leader Osama has always hoped for.

    “Peace”-minded politicians who are ready to say anything to the people, just to be elected. Great! We love the Kerry types. Pull out of Iraq and watch what happens then.

    Shut down FOX, introduce Al-Jazeera! This will totally complete the fill cycle of brainwashing you receive from your “mainstream” secularist media.

    Amnesty for all illegal immigrants – of course! Then watch the next wave of millions of inspired “seasonal workers” come and flood your country.

    Then it will be only a matter of igniting ONE spark and your country will go up in smoke.”

    Your friends,

    All true anti-American muslim radicals

  6. Mike Buonarroti, you are a truly sick human being because you are defending this:

    Silence Through Torture

    Under Saddam Hussein’s orders, the security apparatus in Iraq routinely and systematically tortures its citizens. Beatings, rape, breaking of limbs, and denial of food and water are commonplace in Iraqi detention centers. Saddam Hussein’s regime has also invented unique and horrific methods of torture including electric shocks to a male’s genitals, pulling out fingernails, suspending individuals from rotating ceiling fans, dripping acid on a victim’s skin, gouging out eyes, and burning victims with a hot iron or blowtorch.
    http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/silenced/torture.htm

    I suppose World War II was a scam too? Even Hitler’s millions of victims died fairly quickly in the gas chambers and were spared this inhumanity. But you are ignoring the fact that our brave President helped end the regime in one of the world’s very most brutal police states.

  7. as a true American Liberal, I don’t want to eliminate Religions, even though it would serve people if they Evolved in their thinking. As this country was designed to seperate Church from State, let’s please keep it that way.. as G. Washington said..”this is NOT a Christian nation”,and I say “thank God”. Kerry, a fellow Skulls and Bonesman, like the Bush’s, was a hawk not a dove. Dennis Kucinich, my choice, was a dove. Sorry, liberals, root word being liberty, don’t want to shut down the opposition, its the right wingers who’ve warned “watch what you say”. And if you think the Main Stream Media is liberal, I’ve got some swamp land in Fl. for sale. Wake up dude, they are at best moderate on non-economic issues, i.e., abortion and gay rights. Otherwise they tow the line of their masters, the corporate owners. It’s GWB and his corporate cronies who want all the cheap labor here, we just want them treated fairly. Do you think that the recent immigrant protests were grass roots? Look at a little deeper, and you’ll discover you funded them. This country is being destroyed by the top down, and there ain’t no liberals up there.

  8. MacZealot,
    Sorry, but it was Rome And Greece (Europe and America by extension) that started the war a long time ago before muslims even existed. 9/11 was just a small skirmish in a war that has been going on for 4,000 years or more. I really not a religious war its a race war! Whites (the leaders not all white people) against others!

  9. religion was invented by the devil…… if you are going to spout religious nonsense and expect to be taken seriously, then can i proclaim the world is flat and be treated the same?

    The big R causes far more problems than its solves and is yet another tool for bigots and lunatics to use in order find ways to hate other peoples.

    Of course there are well meaning souls, but when i look at the world problems today they are in very short supply.

    wake up and smell the coffee!!!!!!! life has no reason in it self, its up to you to give it value, the gods were created by control freaks and cowards.

    oh PS i fear Apple you are getting a bit to close to the dark side of late…. be careful yeah?

  10. “Do you ever stop to think what kind of pickle our country would be in if Kerry, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic leadership were actually running things?”

    bjr: We wouldn’t have been attacked.

    bjr, do you REALLY believe this, you idiot? Yaaaah, riiiiiiiiight. Of course, it goes without saying that we WEREN’T attacked in 1993 — you remember, don’t you, Moron? The FIRST World Trade Center attack? Under . . . (wait for it) . . . CLINTON?

    Dipshits like you are THE most dangerous — because you don’t even realize what you don’t know. Bush being President had NOTHING to do with the September 11 attacks. The training for that little Muslim endeavor had been going on for AT LEAST TWO TO THREE YEARS prior!

    It wouldn’t have made ANY DIFFERENCE if it were Bush or Gore in the White House on September 11, 2001 — those planes flown by Muslim extremists STILL would’ve hit their targets. But if modern American Presidential races are usually about picking the lesser of two evils, we should consider ourselves lucky that it was Bush in the Oval Office and not that GIANT LUMP of a political weathervane known as Gore.

    He would’ve been about as effective as Jimmy “I’m wearing a sweater and working late” Carter at defending our country.

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