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Macbook Pro running Windows
« on: April 05, 2006, 09:58:38 AM »
Apple is releasing a program called Boot Camp to run windows. this makes the laptop hunt a bit more complicated.....


NY Times link to the story:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-apple.html?hp&ex=1144296000&en=dc434cd1f9e27431&ei=5094&partner=homepage

CNN's link to the story:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/04/05/apple.software.ap/index.html

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 11:02:30 AM »
Is anyone else hearing that the macbook pro is still a pretty buggy piece of hardware?
I'm enticed by the bling, but dissuaded by my more practical desires.

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 11:15:50 AM »
Is anyone else hearing that the macbook pro is still a pretty buggy piece of hardware?
I'm enticed by the bling, but dissuaded by my more practical desires.


This is the first time I hear this.

The bugs have to do with "older" non-intel apps running in essentially a type of "emulation mode" which has caused some performance issues.

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006, 12:07:44 PM »
I've been using a MacBook Pro in law school for 2 months.. works great.

Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006, 08:48:30 AM »
Some of the MacBook Pros have also have extreme overheating issues.

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006, 09:22:16 AM »
Some of the MacBook Pros have also have extreme overheating issues.

Some people are also killed by asteroids.

Apple will also replace any MBP with issues, like overheating.

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006, 09:22:32 AM »
There's also another program by a developer called parallels that allows switching between mac and windows without having to reboot. The description and story are on the front page of macrumors.com right now.  

Some of the MacBook Pros have also have extreme overheating issues.

yeah, this is why with computers (and cars) i always avoid buying the first release of a product. I'm going to wait for a revision or two to pass before buying. Of course this is made easier because my 12" pb is not even a year old yet.  

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006, 10:38:13 AM »
I dunno. Apples do rank pretty high in terms of laptop quality, but the strong selling point to me has always been the software. If I'm gonna run XP or Vista, I don't see any reason to choose an Apple.

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006, 10:50:06 AM »
I dunno. Apples do rank pretty high in terms of laptop quality, but the strong selling point to me has always been the software. If I'm gonna run XP or Vista, I don't see any reason to choose an Apple.


Most are looking for a way to take exams using examsoft on XP while still being able to use the Mac OS for everything else.

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Re: Macbook Pro running Windows
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2006, 10:51:32 AM »
I dunno. Apples do rank pretty high in terms of laptop quality, but the strong selling point to me has always been the software. If I'm gonna run XP or Vista, I don't see any reason to choose an Apple.


Most people want to put XP on their Macs for the few times they need to run a Windows application.  If I end up purchasing the MacBook Pro, I would only use the XP partition during exams.