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Running Windows on your Mac by Dwight Silverman

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Chapter 2. Using Boot Camp

Let a die-hard Mac user watch your Macintosh boot up directly to the Windows desktop and, depending on his or her mindset, the reaction will be horror, grief, outrage or—if you’re lucky—curiosity.

But even he’ll have to admit—a clean installation of Windows Vista on the iMac’s 24-inch monitor is a thing of beauty (at least once all the drivers are installed and the Aero interface is working . . .).

The simplest way to get from the Mac startup sound to the Windows Start menu is by running Windows natively, and that’s done via Boot Camp, the new dual-booting feature that’s part of Mac OS 10.5 Leopard. It lets you choose at startup whether to launch the Windows or Mac operating system. It’s what you’ll want to use if you ...

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