Dual boot WinXP on Mac

Ever since Apple switched over to Intel, there has been tremendous interest in making Intel Mac dual boot WinXP. I was also eagerly anticipating this to happen. Well, it has.

It is a great news, now you buy one hardware and you have three OS for your convenience: Mac, Windows and Linux (or BSD). Great. Talk about choice. Besides Apple provides great price-point advantage and tremendous hardware reliability.

On the same topic, I really enjoyed this anonymous comment in Slashdot;

My friends, each of you is a single cell in the great body of the state. And today, that great body has purged itself of parasites. We have triumphed over the unprincipled dissemination of facts. The thugs and wreckers have been cast out and the poisonous weeds of disinformation have been cosigned to the dustbin of history. Let each and every cell rejoice! For today we celebrate the first, glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directive.

We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology, where each worker may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing truths. Our unification of thought is a more powerful weapon than any fleet or army on earth! We are one people. With one will. One resolve. One cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!

— Big Brother, Apple’s “1984” commercial

0 comments on “Dual boot WinXP on Mac

  1. I hit a wall.1. Call Apple for customer supportAns: Sorry we do not support, if you tinkered with it2. Call MicrosoftAns: Hardware not supported3.  Geek forum- Try A, try  b, try c…………………. Boom! there goes my 2 grands into pieces and peace of mind 🙂

  2. No, contrary to what to perceive dual booting does not sabotage the hardware. The only thing that you alter is bootime. Millions of Linux (Incl. myself) users have been booting their laptops and desktops with Windows for more than a decade. Dual booting seldom kills hardware. This is very rarely told in the diverse PC world. This should be much more easy in with single set of hardware in the Mac world, with well laid out specs.

    Of course, if you are bent on paying individual dues to all these swindlers I am not here to save your hard earned money.

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