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    Senior Member ShippMA's Avatar
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    Apple help users to load XP on their machines

    Well, i wasn't quite sure what forum to put this in, so if any mod wants to move it, go ahead.

    Right the reason for posting is this article:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4880022.stm

    Basically Apple are now supporting users who want Windows XP on their machine. They are not supporting Windows XP itself, or shipping the macjines with it, you'll still have to have a copy pf XP, but they are shipping the Intel Mac with program (bootcamp) needed to make having both possible.

    Apple first announced a series of Mac machines that would use Intel chips in June 2005 and the first computers started shipping in January 2006.

    When Boot Camp is run it takes users through a series of steps that shows them how to split their hard drive so the two operating systems can sit side-by-side.

    It also shows how to make a boot disk to install the Windows XP operating system.

    When a machine with the two operating systems is turned on, Boot Camp gives them the option to start either OSX or Windows XP.

    Apple said it was only releasing a trial version of Boot Camp available for a limited amount of time. Finished versions of Boot Camp will be available in the next version of OSX, called Leopard, that is due to be previewed in August.
    So i wonder how long it will be before Linux and Unix are also available. If you didn't want XP then could you trick it into loading a Linux Distro instead?
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    Mac OS X IS UNIX. And Linux has been running on Macs for like ever.

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    Ahh, didn't realise that.

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