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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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Who cares?
By kelmon on 1/22/2007 5:21:30 PM , Rating: 2
I don't get why this is news. The software was a beta release of a feature of the next OS upgrade, Apple even offers this as a standalone application without needing to upgrade and suddenly this is a bad thing. What part of this did I miss?

To be honest, Boot Camp isn't really very useful anyway. Parallels is much more valuable to me and I haven't used Boot Camp in months now since restarting just isn't worth the hassle.

RE: Who cares?
By Tyler 86 on 1/23/2007 1:44:13 AM , Rating: 2
Kind of makes you wonder, what other little trinkets are in OS X that you personally don't use...

If you don't use a feature, why are you paying for them?

That sort of logic leads to buying PC for the average Joe, but it won't lead you there, because you're a special Joe.

You're so right. Who the f ---  cares?

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