Apple, Microsoft on Windows on Mac; Benchmarks
Microsoft's response to Apple's release of Boot Camp with a positive statement:
"Windows is a great operating system," a Microsoft statement said. "We're pleased that Apple customers are excited about running it, and that Apple is responding to meet the demand."
Meanwhile, Apple explains that the release of Boot Camp addresses some requests from different users and is intended to encourage PC users to switch:
Boot Camp makes the Mac way more appealing to Windows users who are considering the switch by lowering the barrier to moving to Mac
Brian Croll, senior director for Mac OS X product marketing, clarifies that Apple will not preinstall or sell Windows, so users must provide their own copy.
A number of early benchmarks are starting to appear comparing the speed of Windows XP to Mac OS X as well as Windows XP on the Mac compared to other PCs:
- Cinebench 9.8 scores WinXP vs Mac OS X (Bootcamp)
- Adobe Photoshop CS Windows vs Mac (Bootcamp) - note: Mac Photoshop on Intel Core Duo is emulated
- PCMark '04 MacBook Pro 1.83 vs HP 309F 1.83GHz (Bootcamp)
Finally, Uneasy Silence posted a video walkthrough on how to install Boot Camp on an Intel Mac.