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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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stuff mac PCs!!
By nurbsenvi on 1/22/2007 12:22:49 PM , Rating: 2
DIE DIE DIE Macjahadeen purists!!!

Back in My Uni days I had to deal with both Mac and IBM PCs
and it sucked!!

I admit that I've been a PC user for a long time and before WinXP came out Mac was better.

but after XP came out I really do not see any advantage of owning a Mac over IBM PCs.

Mac laptops based on power processors were lousy slow even running Macromedia Flash MX was real pain! (one button mouse drives me nuts!)

I mean please stop making overpriced Mac PCS and just release the OSs for IBM PCs for the love of god!

RE: stuff mac PCs!!
By Lazlo Panaflex on 1/22/2007 4:19:24 PM , Rating: 2
LOL..Macjahadeen purists. Nice :)

<Apple Boot Camp DI to PC Guy>
"Looks like the best part of you ran down the crack of your momma's a** and ended up as a brown stain on the mattress! I think you've been cheated!"

<PC Guy To Apple Boot Camp DI> "Sir, Yes Sir!"


"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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