Boot Camp – Sticking the knife in

So, see my post above for my comments on the Boot Camp announcement. I did also want to mention the really low blows that are there on the boot camp page on the Apple site.

EFI and BIOS

Macs use an ultra-modern industry standard technology called EFI to handle booting. Sadly, Windows XP, and even the upcoming Vista, are stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS. But with Boot Camp, the Mac can operate smoothly in both centuries.

Owwwwwwwwww… That’s a low blow, no matter how true.

Word to the Wise

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.

Owwwwwwwwww!!! Again, factual but harshly worded. Really sticking the knife in!

Boot Camp - Sticking The Knife In

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8 responses to “Boot Camp – Sticking the knife in

  1. do you plan on trying boot camp?

  2. Not right now, no.

    I am happy enough with Mac OS X and I still have a Windows machine at home (and several at work) so if I do feel the need for Windows, I have options.

    My Mac stays Mac :) for now.

  3. Eugene du Toit

    It will prove rather interesting as people will be able to benchmark which one of these are actually faster.I have not switched myself – G5 workstation at work and PC at home. Rather funny that last safety comment, considering they have been making headlines with their own problems lately.

  4. man, that screencapture looks awesome….
    how did you do that ?

    ;)

  5. It may be low blows, but the truth sometimes hurts!

  6. @Eugene du Toit:
    I hardly think Apples security problems are in any way comparable to Microsofts, existant as they may be.
    Cheers!

  7. enrico gomez

    640KB, BIOS, QDOS, Parallel ATA, Windows Security, tin-covered memory DIMMs, FAT, DLLs, buffer overflows, the registry… the list of crappy PC standards that caused immense pain and suffering throughout the known universe is so long I don’t have room to cite it all. None of the buggy, insanely poorly thought-out limitations were actually necessary, had real computer scientists actually been involved who would have tapped into decades of prior knowledge about how to make computers reliable and easy to use. All the known best practices and accumulated wisdom were simply tossed out the door in the interest of being able to produce extremely cheap hardware. Well the cheap crowd won up until recently, but which operating system has more cred now?