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Not Everyone is Hip on Boot Camp

Not Everyone is Hip on Boot Camp

by , 12:05 PM EDT, April 7th, 2006

The Mac may be the most elegant personal computer on the market, and thanks to Boot Camp, the most versatile, too. But not everyone is excited about the prospect a Mac with a Windows XP desktop. Hadley Stern writing for Apple Matters is urging Mac users to pledge never to dual-boot.

Mr. Stern suggests that loading Windows on your Intel-based Mac will ultimately undermine the Mac software developer community, and we could begin to see Mac versions of applications dropped in favor of Windows-only software. He reasons that developers may no longer see the value in writing for two platforms when Mac users can simply reboot into Windows.

His advice? By a Dell or some other bland PC to run Windows applications. Let your Mac be as beautiful in the inside as it is on the outside.

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