Mac OS X Leopard to feature ‘fast user switching’ for Windows XP/Vista?

“Hints that Apple will enable an option for ‘Windows’ under Fast User Switching exist. Currently, Boot Camp users need to decide which operating system they want to run, and the Mac becomes dedicated to that platform. If true, under Leopard, users can dual boot and fast user switch to Windows and back again to the Mac,” LoopRumors.com reports.

Some other “Top Secret” features for Mac OS X Leopard are also discussed in the article:
• iPhone integration
• Front Row 2.0
• iTV speculation
• Core Animation Everywhere

Full article here.

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49 Comments

  1. maybe the new bootcamp/10.5 will let you have windows on your mac, but hide winXP. Meaning if you need to use a win app, lets say if you have it in the dock, when you need to use it click on it and it will run like it was running under Rosetta. Slow at start up, but you will not see XP when the app is running! Would love that!

  2. maybe the new bootcamp/10.5 will let you have windows on your mac, but hide winXP. Meaning if you need to use a win app, lets say if you have it in the dock, when you need to use it click on it and it will run like it was running under Rosetta. Slow at start up, but you will not see XP when the app is running! Would love that!

  3. If this is true, a lot of people are going to have to put a foot in their mouth for saying things like “those aren’t even real break through features.”

    If those are true, holy shit. I mean holy zune. Two more months until we know all…

  4. Why isnt there any more news about mac book upgrades, we were told to expect them in sept but here it is october and nada, nothing.
    I want a macbook but sorry i wont take a rev 1 no way to how. You guys think they gonna wait till january to annouce the update? I bet at the expo in san fran.

    What does everyone else think?

  5. I was also waiting for the upgraded MB/MBP, but got tired of waiting about 3 weeks ago.

    I’ve been using Macs since the 512K started rolling off the line and I must say, this MacBook is the sweetest Mac I’ve ever owned (in retrospect only, as every Mac I’ve own was the best at the time). I am NOT sorry I got it now because it has improved my workflow and the smaller size (had the 17″ PowerBook) means I can take it just about anywhere.

    I really do understand the desire to have the latest and greatest (my typical modus operandi), but given what the reviews are saying about only a 7% speed increase between the Core Duo and Core2 Duo machines, the difference will hardly be noticeable.

    My 2¢: don’t wait, get one now and I highly doubt you’ll regret it.

    SirROM

  6. My boyfriend is a Mac Freak and I am a Windows user. As far as I can see you all need a life. You need to get with your families and friends and generally enjoy life outside of the world of Mac and your asshole attitudes.

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