Masterstroke or Suicide?

Apple has released Boot Camp Public Beta.

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Owners of the Intel Mac can now install Windows XP SP2 on their Intel Macs. Has Apple decided to sideline itself in the computer business and concentrate on the $Pod?

Or is this a masterstroke to sell more Macs? A line in their press release is a dead giveaway.

Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it’ll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes.

Is Apple betting on the multitude of bugs in Windows to give OS X a much needed push in the OS market?

Picture this:

1. You buy a Mac, install Windows (your games wont work on OSX, duh!).
2. After a few days (maybe weeks), Windows crashes. You reinstall. In the meantime you use OSX, which doesn’t crash at all.
3. You reinstall Windows 4 times a year, losing important data every time. While the OS X partition remains pristine.
4. You switch to OS X.

Possible? I think so.

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7 Responses to Masterstroke or Suicide?

  1. Aravind says:

    strategy kannaa… strategy!!!

    dei… marupaiyum maathittiyaa template-a???

  2. Badri says:

    its like taking Bugatti veron in the chennai traffic 😉

    Aravind, ivanoda blog kamal mathiri…getup mela getup potunde irukum.

  3. Sankar says:

    Apple Mac OS X being stable is not because of the fact that is so perfect, but bcos of the fact that everything including the hardware is propriety and hence there won’t be any compatibility issues, driver issues and so on and so forth that plagues windows.
    If you argue that windows could have been propriety, then most homes that have computers today would have just been dreaming about it.
    I agree that there are issues with windows, but there are issue too with max too. The latest update to max osx was just released with loads of fixes… so nothing is perfect 🙂

  4. Gp says:

    now…you have a big point there…but gates is not that stupid, neither is job that smart. so we leave it to the industry dudes to make a decision…we are not in a hurry to get a new OS or ps anyway are we.

  5. Ponnarasi.K says:

    Hi,
    Adayalamey therila.. Blog page’ey mari pochu.. Cha sorry. Unga kitta itha solla koodathu. Neenga 2 hrs ku once mathiduveengaley :))

    Hey recent comments column.. New one..Luks gud.

  6. sn says:

    marketing strategies laam oru madhiri dhaan da…

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