windows: 6 feet under

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2006-12-04 19:21:55

and here is the final nail in the coffin, that i was hoping jobs would get in leopard. but it does make more sense coming from parallels, from a legal standpoint if nothing else.

update: probably won't be built-in to leopard.

Posted by varun at 2006-12-04 22:34:42
doubt it. like me, you assume everyone is as smart/willing to change as us. change scares a lot of people who are pretty darn smart. i suspect that at most, it'll increase the marketshare slightly - but at the end, people will just stick with windows. oh well...
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Posted by stak at 2006-12-05 20:37:16
true, people are unwilling to change. but the whole point of this is that the change becomes transparent. within a year, the huge divide between "mac" and "pc" will be a lot smaller, and one of these camps will be strictly superior to the other.
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Posted by Fai at 2006-12-06 14:57:54
So if Apple is now built on x86 and BootCamp runs Windows what's the benefit of running Windows on a Windows only computer? In other words, what's the difference between running windows in bootcamp and just on a plain old x86?
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Posted by stak at 2006-12-06 19:06:57
Not too much. Going through bootcamp adds a little overhead, but that overhead is only going to decrease with time. Windows on BootCamp is strictly better.
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Posted by varun at 2006-12-06 16:50:01
Well... I disagree on two things - 1) the change is not transparent; 2) not sure your year is long enough. But let's say both those are true. You and I know and agree that the Mac OS is superior. How does Joebloke on the street know it? As far as he's concerned, it's more expensive to buy a Mac - and on top of it, he has to buy a copy of Windows! (Strictly speaking, this is not the case, but once ingrained...
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