Several people have written in to tell me about BootCamp, Apple’s new utility for officially booting into Windows on an Intel Mac. Thanks, you can stop sending in the tips. I saw the announcement too. :)

I actually wasn’t planning to write about it, just because I knew that every Mac site out there would be covering it at length.

But, as long as I’m here… I think this is great. It’s going to be awesome to dual-boot a mac without using some funky hacked-up method. This is actually an incentive for me to get one of the new Intel Macs (once they come out with the full desktop machine). I don’t need a PC that often, so it would be really nice to get rid of this dell that just takes up space on my desk, most of the time.

As much as I appreciate Apple providing a way to dual-boot, I look forward to the day they roll out a virtualization solution. It would be much cooler to run Windows within OSX, instead of booting into one or the other. Until Apple does it, you can check out this Beta from Parallels.

Oh, and don’t forget this “Word to the Wise” from the BootCamp downloads page:

“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.”

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