Retailers picking up the idea of WinXP on Macs

By Justin Mann on June 19, 2006, 8:16 PM
People really are taking to the idea of running Windows XP on a Mac. Particularly so from an enthusiast point of view and, surprisingly enough , the educational sector, people all over are embracing an idea that many in the IT world viewed as blasphemy. It now seems that the retailers are starting to catch on to this idea, and are not only supporting, but advertising such features.

A sales person quite happily switched from running Mac OS X to Windows XP on an iMac, and left the machine running Windows," she tells us. Apparently, the sales rep didn't suggest buying a copy of Windows XP with the desktop Mac and neither is PC World bundling the additional OS, but once Apple's dual-boot utility, Boot Camp, moves out of pre-release testing - it's expected to be finalised in time for Mac OS X 10.5 - the opportunity will be there...
Very interesting stuff, and it shows how fickle and quick to change the IT industry is.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.