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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 AlexWade on 1/22/2007 11:38:38 AM , Rating: 2
$29 to play games. No thank you. I really want to make a commercial with Mac/PC guys and have the PC guy playing a game while the Mac guy is bored. Then the PC guy says "Hey, don't you want to play games?" To which the Mac guy says "No, I can't."

Macs are great, but overpriced. You are paying for the name. They are better for anything except games. But games is the biggest reason for me to have a computer. I do want a Mac, I just can't afford it.


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By zunipus on 1/22/07, Rating: -1
RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By whalenapp81 on 1/22/2007 1:40:40 PM , Rating: 2
speaking of letting myths die, winxp is a fine os, and macs r more expensive and for the price of a mac, i could upgrade my machine with the latest stuff, so why dont u go back down to ur mac whole where u came from


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By ss284 on 1/22/2007 1:50:30 PM , Rating: 2
I think apple switching to Intel and stabbing IBM/Motorola in the back, is a good testament to how slow and overpriced their g4 and g5 machines were.


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By Oregonian2 on 1/22/2007 2:22:14 PM , Rating: 2
Must be why businesses both small and large who are those most sensitive to keeping total system ownership costs down to a minimum are almost completely Windows based on their user's desktops. Yes, there will be some Mac shops, but for each one there's probably 100 Windows based shops. Must be that companies like to spend more than they need to?


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By rklaver on 1/22/2007 12:08:27 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I really want to make a commercial with Mac/PC guys and have the PC guy playing a game while the Mac guy is bored. Then the PC guy says "Hey, don't you want to play games?" To which the Mac guy says "No, I can't."


You know you could make that commercial right out of the box if you bought a Mac LOL


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By Oregonian2 on 1/22/2007 2:25:03 PM , Rating: 2
Comes with a decent videocam? Either HD format or a triple CCD one?


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By glennpratt on 1/22/2007 3:02:07 PM , Rating: 2
And you couldn't in Windows Movie Maker 6?


RE: Nickle and Dime me to Death
By walk2k on 1/22/2007 12:15:08 PM , Rating: 2
"Game reviewers fought each other to write the most glowing coverage possible for the powerhouse Sony, MS systems. Reviewers flipped coins to see who would review the Nintendo Wii. The losers got stuck with the job." -- Andy Marken

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