But try as hard as it wants, Apple just can't seem to bring itself
to truly rain on Windows 7's launch party. Truth be told,
though Apple will never admit it, its very good friends with
Microsoft. After all, Microsoft offers one of the most popular
pieces of software for Macs -- Microsoft Office for Mac.
And for the last three years two of the most popular operating
systems on a Mac besides OS X were Windows
XP and Windows
Vista. Apple may pretend that Windows is buggy and worthy
of scorn, but when it comes down to it, the allure of the productive,
functional OS is too much to resist and too much to deny its
Apple even showed Microsoft a bit of love on Windows 7 launch day.
Responding to a deluge of comments from Apple MacBook owners
pleading for official Windows 7 Boot Camp support, Apple revealed
that it will be adding support for the new OS before the end of the
Granted, it won't be adding support for all Macs. Certain
older iMacs and MacBooks Pro from 2006 won't be allowed to use
Windows 7. Its unclear why, considering these computers have
Intel processors and in theory could have specs more than capable of
running the new OS.
Mac owners looking to get their Windows 7 groove on can probably
it already, following the directions posted here.
quote: Windows 7 is a minor upgrade but the number "7" falsely indicates a major upgrade. Internally, the Windows version numbers are: XP (5.2), Vista (6.0), W7 (6.1). The "7" in Windows 7 is no more meaningful than "XP" or "Vista"; it's the marketing name.
quote: If Windows 7 was...named Windows 6.1, it wouldn't be getting nearly as much hype.
quote: The gimmicks in Windows 7 wouldn't be getting a free pass from reviewers either.
quote: Microsoft could be sued for false advertising.