Potential system crashes with Bootcamp??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vakej, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. vakej macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2006

    I'm tempted to download bootcamp on my imac. A couple of my friends are software engineers, and they recommended that I don't install bootcamp. They mentioned that any beta software is risky, and may lead to system crashes.

    Interested in your thoughts. Is this valid argument?


  2. helicine macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    the retina of the mind's eye
    if you don't feel you are an advanced mac user and at least a very competent PC user, I wouldn't mess w/ boot camp period unless - especially if your intel-based Mac is your main computer

    if you want to learn and have other computers to use, you can try it out and possibly learn something.

    bottom line is Boot Camp is beta and unsupported, so it is theoretically possible it can hose your OSX install and if you really mess up you can cause other headaches (check out other threads).

    doing both Mac and PC support, I'd never encourage any of my users to do this simply because I wouldn't want to have to fix it if they break it ;)

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