Washington Post: The most interesting computers this year are Apple’s Intel-powered Macs

Apple Store“The most interesting computers I’ve tried this year have been Apple’s Intel-based Macs,” Rob Pegoraro writes for The Washington Post.

“The promise of Windows compatibility has become a reality faster than I would have guessed, thanks in large part to the Boot Camp program Apple released in April,” Pegoraro writes. “That software lets you split a Mac’s hard drive into two — one side for the Mac and one for Windows — then choose which system to run at start-up.”

Pegoraro writes, “Aside from the need to buy and install a current copy of Windows XP, BootCamp has proved to be painless and reliable on all three Intel-based Macs that I’ve tested. Boot Camp (still a beta release) is expected to be built into Apple’s next Mac operating system update, due out next year.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Whit” for the heads up.]

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9 Comments

  1. I tired of the reviews that seem to imply Macs are the computer to get because they run Doze, rather than they’re the one to get because they run OS X. ” How about, ” it’s a great computer and it runs OS X, rather than it’s a great computer and it runs Doze?”

  2. If Doze makes Macs more interesting to average computer user numbskull buyers then it actually has a valid purpose (other than just being shitware). if this is what it takes to get Joe schmoe to at least give OS-X a look-see, then I’m fer it.

    Dec 4 marks my four year anniversary of MS free computing at home and office.

  3. Once Macs gained the ability to run Windows natively, they suddenly became A LOT more interesting to the other 95% of the market.

    Questions like “I really like Apple hardware, but what about all of these applications that I can’t get for Mac? What if software vendors stop supporting Apple? What if an internet site I need to access only supports IE?” used to be answered with varying degrees of bullcrap by Mac users, but now the answer is “no problem!”

    Steve Jobs is the man.

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