Appleis decision to introduce Boot Camp is aimed at drawing Windows users to the Mac platform could potentially back fire and dilute the Macis market share. But the potential to draw in new users is worth the risk, according to the Herald Tribune. The success of the iPod has already drawn the interest of many Windows users towards Apple products, and Boot Camp is just one more tool to reel them in.
Boot Camp requires you to restart your Mac every time you want to switch between Mac OS X and Windows XP, but that may change when Apple ships Mac OS X 10.5. When that day comes, Intel-based Macs may be able to jump between operating systems on the fly, and Windows users will find it even easier to experience a virus-free operating system through Leopard. And if all goes well, that will be before the end of this year.