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$29 for the option to dual boot OS X and Windows

A report at MacScoop claims that according to leaked report from Apple, the final release of Boot Camp when released will cost users roughly $29 USD. Boot Camp has been available as a free public beta since early 2006 when Apple made its first transition to Intel processors. The software add-on allows x86 Mac users to install a fully working copy of Windows XP, which ran natively on their x86 Macs. Users who use Apple's Boot Camp are able to install and separately boot a fresh copy of Windows.

While the report says that the source of the leak is not entirely sure about the final cost of Boot Camp, they are sure that Apple will be charging for the download. Those who have Boot Camp now can still continue to use the software, but Apple apparently will cease driver support for those who do not upgrade. The report also claims that Apple will officially support Windows Vista via Boot Camp when it is released.

Boot Camp is expected to make its official debut along with Apple's next generation operating system, codenamed Leopard. The report also claims that Apple will be providing Leopard users with Boot Camp free of charge. Apple did make a comment in 2006 that Leopard will have Boot Camp fully integrated. Leopard is expected to make an official showing this coming spring.

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RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By rippleyaliens on 1/22/2007 10:09:42 AM , Rating: -1
My goodness. OPEN source, people, are like the cheapest people on the planet. I am not surprised, lol. $29 dollars, wow, that means 1 less week of coffee, goodness gracious. Come on now folks, i mean, apple software cost a arm and a leg anyway, what is a few more dollars. lol...
You can say VISTA cost $400, but lol, i can atleast go to the dollar store and buy a $1 game. And it will work. Pay the $$$ so maybe mac will sell more than the 2%, and then maybe, a good game or 2 will come to it.

RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By NuroMancer on 1/22/2007 10:23:24 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sorry, but you seriously need to look at how you place your commas and your periods.

By rippleyaliens on 1/26/2007 11:04:11 AM , Rating: 2
Punctuation, lol.. Well When i was in the Marines, putting FTA, while you were in gradeschool or highschool, I didnt have to worry about typing my words / sentences correctly. Now taht i am an old nerd, well old habbits die hard. But you get the point. AND again, instead of nickle and dimeing people to death on small issues, how about focus on the big picture.
Some people like to gain small, some like to gain big. Big gainers always make subtle mistakes. if i were building Nukes, or writing code, that is one thing. Considering we are talking about $29 software, on top of a $2000+ Mac machine, i think my spelling / typing ability can be overlooked, and focus on Cheap folks.
BTW FTA= Foot To A

"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer
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