Apple endorses Win-on-a-Mac. Also, Hell freezes over.
Many BoingBoing readers wrote in to say they're shocked -- shocked! -- at the release of Apple's new "Boot Camp" software allowing Win XP to run on new Intel-based Macs. One reader, a former Starbucks barista, poked fun at the idea of booting Windows anywhere you don't have to: "We have this shorthand term we use when a customer wants a nonfat decaf latte -- we call the drink a 'why bother.' This is kinda like one of those."
The Wall Street Journal posted a roundup of blogger reactions, which varied from "appalled" to "awesome."
C.K. Sample III, a writer for the Unofficial Apple Weblog, said PC users will soon join the ranks of the converted: "If Apple plays its cards right and doesn't screw things up, people will see that booting into OS X runs more smoothly and is nicer than booting into Windows, and we may see more switchers than ever before."
posted by Xeni Jardin