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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 nurbsenvi on 1/22/2007 12:44:48 PM , Rating: 2
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Ask any graphic arts or photography professional and they'll tell you the Windows versions of tools suck.


I am graphic artist and I do a lot of graphic works and can tell you this: Mac sucks.

There are A LOT more programs readily available on PCs including games

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Want a machine that won't "blue-screen"


Since XP I haven't seen blue-screen for the last 3 years it's virtually gone... if said things are happening to you: you are either using 98 or you should stop visiting those illegal porn sites to avoid viruses.

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Quake 4 runs better on my Mac than it does on my PC with XP Pro.


Whoa!!



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