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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    Windows is a virus

    A bug in Boot Camp, or a plan for world domination?

    on Apple's technical support Web site, more than a dozen users reported that Boot Camp successfully partitioned their hard drive and allowed them to install a working version of Windows, but then would no longer allow them to switch back.
    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,125393,00.asp

    Kinda funny really.
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    Still people don't understand what the term "Beta" actually means.....


    "This isn't a minor glitch, but a major problem. Barring erasing my drive and reinstalling OS X, I am stuck with an Apple laptop that only runs Windows," wrote a user. "I don't want solutions that entail using the command line. I would like something from Apple saying that they recognize the problem and are working on it."
    Can you say...."oops" lol.... ahhh that Bill what a wild and crazy guy.......
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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    I don't want solutions that entail using the command line.
    That's an Apple luser fer sure.
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    RC:

    That was the first thing I noticed too...
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    He-heh, so Windows crashes even Apples. Oh well, a linux rescue disk might recover users' data.

    " I would like something from Apple saying that they recognize the problem and are working on it."
    Maybe Apple will send him an email...
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    Sad really?

    All this excitement may to have led some users to install Boot Camp without taking many precautions, ignoring the fact that the software is a "beta" product, and that Apple said at the beginning it wouldn't offer technical support.
    And I bet they loaded it onto their main production machines

    Still people don't understand what the term "Beta" actually means...
    Exactly! it is where you find out and resolve these problems?

    Oh Well!
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    blame it all on microsoft!!

    big companys are out to get you!!!

    SUE SUE!!


    apple people just want there shiney metal boxes to work.. with windows if they can...
    beta means nothing to them


    i wouldnt put it beyond MS to cause this but i doubt they did... maybe its just a side affect of crappy programing in there favor?
    work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger

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    blame it all on microsoft!!
    OK...

    big companys are out to get you!!!
    Silly rabbit, big companies are only out to get your $$$. They could REALLY care less about you.

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    Hmm well i'm glad that i've held back with installing windows on the new Mac at the cafe, curiosity is so tempting though, booting into windows on your mac..

    anyone gotten the two Os to work side by side without any issues yet though.?

    f2b.!

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    I have it installed on a test machine at work, and it all works perfectly.

    We tried it with Vista and that completely killed it though.
    Blatted the machine after that and put 10.4 server and XP SP2 back on it again, and again its working fine.

    From what i have read it seems to be a bit 'beta -ish' on the intel laptops.
    Seems to kill the EFI partition for OS X. Which isnt a good thing.

    But this is 'BETA' software. It should never be put onto a production system unless you are doing tests in a live environment, and even then you should be doing it on a system that you can rebuild easily.

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