If you're just going to hack it anyway…

I’ve heard that in high-crime areas, folks leave their car doors unlocked (with no valuables or anything worth stealing inside) because it’s so expensive to keep repairing the windows.

It looks like Apple is taking a similar approach with Boot Camp.

Boot Camp lets you install Windows XP without moving your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows. Boot Camp will burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don’t have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them.

In other words, there’s nothing we can do to stop you from hacking our operating system so it will run Windows. We don’t like it, of course. But if you’re going to do it, at least do it in a way that doesn’t cause more damage to the Mac side of things if you mess it up. This also puts out of business all those folks who hoped to capitalize on marketing the technique of hacking into OS X to run Windows.

This does nearly guarantee for me that my next high-end desktop will still be a Mac. Maybe by Leopard there will be some form of Fast User Switching so moving between the two operating systems won’t require a complete reboot.

Wonder if it’ll do Vista?

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