Is Bootcamp beta reliable?

Jamiephofe

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Jun 24, 2007
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Pretty straight forward question.

Certain plugins I use are only compatible with Windows, so I will have to dual boot Mac OS and Windows. Obviously the Bootcamp released with Leopard will be stable (hopefully), but I need my MBP in October, not 3 months from October when it finally ships.

I need to know whether performance will be affected as it is a beta release, also if there are any additional complications due to running the beta version.

Thank you

- Jamie
 

XheartcoreboyX

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Jul 3, 2007
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Pretty straight forward question.

Certain plugins I use are only compatible with Windows, so I will have to dual boot Mac OS and Windows. Obviously the Bootcamp released with Leopard will be stable (hopefully), but I need my MBP in October, not 3 months from October when it finally ships.

I need to know whether performance will be effected as it is a beta release, also if there are any additional complications due to running the beta version.

Thank you

- Jamie
I wonder the same thing..is Bootcamp going to run EXACTLY like using a pc with windows on it??
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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I wonder the same thing..is Bootcamp going to run EXACTLY like using a pc with windows on it??
Yes. Bootcamp is just a BIOS emulator in EFI. Once Windows boots it no longer uses the BIOS for hardware access so it's totally like running on a normal PC. The hardware is the same.
 

Frosty1

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May 8, 2007
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I've got Bootcamp, to play my games on, and it it works perfectly fine and is very reliable for me
 

XheartcoreboyX

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Jul 3, 2007
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Yes. Bootcamp is just a BIOS emulator in EFI. Once Windows boots it no longer uses the BIOS for hardware access so it's totally like running on a normal PC. The hardware is the same.
So if i have ANY usb/Express card device..that ONLY works on windows would it work on mac by bootcamp by simply installing the drivers??