I am going to be straight up with you. I work in IT and I come across many instructors, professors and staff. When I receive work orders from them I assume they know the O/S (operating system) already or at least I thought they knew. So I ask them a few questions on what their confused about and before you know it, they confess and tell me and tell me they miss windows but still want to learn the Mac O/S. You will be amazed on how many people I talk to and don’t know that you can run windows on the new Intel Macs. So they ask me how and I say, their are many ways to run windows on a Mac.
At home I have a Mac Pro and a Mac Book Pro. Both of these computers are configured to dual boot in between OS X and vista. I admit even though my first love is Mac, I still do things in vista. Well anyway, running windows on my macs at home is great because I was able to play UT3 (Unreal Tournament 3) with my buddies online. At first I was a little Leary about playing the game using boot camp, which comes free with apples new O/S. Once I installed the game and started playing, it was perfect. I didn’t experience any slow downs and I played all night. When Apple came out with Leopard 10.5, boot camp wasn’t beta anymore. Boot camp comes with the O/S so I upgraded all my macs to new OS X and haven’t had any problems and all the windows drivers are included on the OS X disc.
When I tell the instructors the way to run windows on a Mac using boot camp, they get excited and want there computer configured to dual boot. So I tell them what they need to do and we get started.
If you have an Intel Mac and want to learn how to install boot camp, here’s a free tutorial to get you started.
Article written by Steveo http://www.squidoo.com/ways-to-install-windows-on-a-mac