“It seems like every other blog, forum, or tech enthusiast site is talking about Apple’s new Boot Camp beta, which makes it extremely easy to dual-boot to Windows XP on Intel-based Macs. There are tons of opinion pieces about what this means for the industry, what it means for Apple or Microsoft, how it’s going to impact game developers—you name it. It seems as though more and more users are making the switch—the most vocal are the Windows users buying Macs for the first time (or the first time in years) now that they can easily run all their Windows apps. Less vocal, but definitely out there, are the Mac users making a Windows partition to gain access to that handful of programs their Windows-using buddies are always talking about,” Jason Cross writes for Extreme Tech.
“Whether you’re a Mac user delving into Windows XP or a Windows user trying out your first Mac, our guide will help you get started. We’ll try not to bog you down with too many little details; after all, exploring is half the fun,” Cross writes.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeremy” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Thanks to being stuck with them at work, most Mac users are all too familiar with Windows; which is why we choose Macs for our own use. But, no matter, humor them for now. Remember, we’re in the very early stage of the “embrace” part of our “embrace and extinguish” journey. First job: get ’em on Macs and let ’em run Windows if that’s what they think they want to do right now. They’ll learn soon enough and naturally “extinguish” Windows all by themselves. Patience, grasshoppers. For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to embrace and a time to extinguish. Think about the end game and put on a happy face while reading Cross’s guide for switchers.
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