Technically, it doesn't. However, when most people (read: less-than highly technical users) refer to "Boot Camp", they're actually referring to the BIOS emulation that was introduced to Intel Macs firmware a while back. Its not actually correct, but you have to be aware of what people mean when they say "Boot Camp." In actuality, Boot Camp is just a small OSX utility to nondestructively repartition your drive (just a frontend for diskutil) and burn you a copy of the Boot Camp Drivers CD, the 2nd part of Boot Camp.And it emulates BIOS...
My apologies for resurrecting such an old thread, but I just installed XP without using BootCamp (I booted from the CD to install, which very well may have been a mistake). Now I'm curious as to how I can get the necessary drivers? Can I use a different computer to download the drivers and burn to a disc? Obviously I cannot get online with the Mac, wired or wireless, since I don't have the right drivers.Of course, it's a bit useless -- unless he actually did use Boot Camp, he won't have all the Mac hardware drivers to use in XP. Seems like a pointless venture to me.
Why buy a Mac if you're just going to use only windows on it. Just buy a cheap pc.
It's also more expensive. And how long does it take you to reboot your computer? All of 30 seconds?Just get Parallels, in my opinion its much better, it runs slower but you dont have to reboot your computer to run windows programs.