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ghent_the_cynic From: ghent_the_cynic Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Boot Camp is supposed to be one of the neatest pieces of software coming out in 2007 (DX10 topping the list). Reading a review of it made me actually think for a moment that having a Mac wouldn't be that bad.

Cnet Review: http://reviews.cnet.com/Apple_Boot_Camp_beta/4505-3672_7-31826794.html#more
From: thegelf Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Boot Camp doesn not effect performance at all. It's just a boot loader, so both windows and OSX get full use of the hardware, just not at the same time. And you need to reboot to switch between them

Parallels is a virtual machine, so while OSX gets full use of the hardware, Windows takes a serious performance hit. But you can use both at the same time.

If you want to be able to share files between OSX and Windows, make sure you have a FAT32 partition somewhere. That's the only file system that both can read and write without lots of tweaking.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm thinking that Boot Camp may be the win for me and I'll not need a PC specific machine. Though I"d only be using the PC to remore desktop to work, which the Mac can do anyway - I just don't know how a Mac RDP will do with all the programs I need to run on my workstation.

I guess I'm just worried that XP will gunk up my Macbook. :)

I thought OSX could at least NTSC?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, do you now if the Mac ignores the security most XP CDs have, where it is keyed to a specific system configuration?
From: thegelf Date: January 2nd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
To reply to both comments:

Yes, macs can read NTFS. They just can't write it. And there's no way for the mac to ignore XP's built in security. It's a real live XP install, and as far as it knows it's running on a PC.

However, I've had a fair amount of success calling Microsoft and telling them that I was just reinstalling and getting them to give me an activation code.
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