Question about bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gadgetgirl85, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I know Bootcamp is only beta. Does that mean you will have to pay for it one day? I know it will be incorporated into leopard but can you just keep bootcamp alone?
     
  2. BugsBunny macrumors member

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    i read that it is going to be included standard on Leopard, so I'm guessing you'll never have to pay for it (at least, clearly...it may be included in the "price" of leopard...)
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    We don't know yet. Historically, there isn't much of a track record. iChat AV was available for Jaguar for a small fee, but I can't think of any other instance of them offering "pieces" of a new OS.
     
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  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Will Bootcamp slows down the computer performance (i.e. using windows for 3d CAD stuff). I'm getting the new MBP 2.4 with the 160GB 7200 rpm hard drive etc. 50/50 for windows/OS X, is that a good idea? Suggestions?
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, because only one OS is running at a time, it's like having two separate computers. ...People only run into problems when they don't make one partition big enough (which will slow the computer down), but since you're configuring each partition to 80 GB, that won't be a problem.
     
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    Thanks EricNau... I have no experience with Bootcamp. I will have more questions later.
     
  9. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Slightly offtopic but if you upgrade your OS to Leopard will this affect anything like will all your files/Windows be there?
     

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