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Dual booting Macintoshes

Question: I have heard that new software is available to let Macintosh computer users boot their systems into WindowsXP. Is this really news? I thought Virtual PC had let Macintosh users do this for many years. The IT Guy says: The new software you have probably heard about is Apple Boot Camp. You are correct
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Question: I have heard that new software is available to let Macintosh computer users boot their systems into WindowsXP. Is this really news? I thought Virtual PC had let Macintosh users do this for many years.

The IT Guy says:
The new software you have probably heard about is Apple Boot Camp. You are correct that Virtual PC has allowed Macintosh users to run Windows operating systems on their Macintosh hardware for many years, but Virtual PC is different because it is an emulated operating system environment running ON TOP OF the existing Macintosh operating system. Unlike Virtual PC, Apple Boot Camp lets users natively boot their computers to Windows XP. The program is free, but it requires the newest Macintosh hardware equipped with Intel-based processors. Older Power-PC Macintosh computers cannot run or utilize the Boot Camp software.

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