Originally posted by Dean812
I just dont understand why any Mac user would want to boot Windows to begin with!! I mean arent we all Mac users because we dont like the way Windows runs? I know for me, Windows became increasingly frustrating and laborious. Macs run so much smoother and more sisinctly. Not to mention the entire OS is soooo much more stable.
I guess I just dont get the whole interest in the ability to boot Windows.
Also, I thought the contest was interesting at first but I def see where the prize money stopped all the creative conversations that we usually see on these forums about a solution to a particular problem. Like someone else said, it stopped everyone from working together. Was a bad idea imo. ( For everyone other than the winner that is.)
Plus the solution is crazy!!!! I would have thought the solution was going to be relatively easy. Like something we all could do. I dont know about anyone else but I havent owned a PC since WIndows 98 and try not to ever even sit in front of one let alone own one. Seems like the solution that won the money was and is very difficult for the average user. So i just dont see how ANY of this helped any of us.
Only thing prize money does is create greed, and stiffles a community from working together to achieve something. IMO anyway.
People neved worked together to createDeaPeaJay a solution. That's wishful thinking.
Prizes, and other rewards, such as patents, are there for the express purpose of creating incentive. Otherwise people just talk, and never actually spend the sweat.
This solution is kinky, it's true. But, someone else will find a way to build upon it. Possibly, there is a way to put a Windows drive in a Mac and install from that so that no PC is needed right there. That would be another step.
It's also possible that someone else can find errors in his process, or better ways of implementing it.
There are other projects out these as well, as has been linked to on this thread.
Why would someone who has bought a Mac want to run Windows? This has been commented upon so many times that it's difficult to add anything new.
But, there are three reasons.
The first is that Mac users may sometimes find that they need to run the occasional Windows program. Possibly for work or school. They may also be curious, and want to learn something about it. They may also want to play some games that are simply never going to be on this platform.
The second is that there are people out there who run Windows, who also want to run OS X and/or want to use Apple hardware without committing themselves to the OS for everything. The opposite of the person above.
Three is that there are gamers out there who really want a Mac, but who can't afford two machines. Buying a Mac that also boots Windows to run at full speed is just the combo they want.
I didn't cover all of the details here, but you should get the idea.
Don't be so blinded to think that everyone who is exposed to OS X is going to drop everything they use now and totally switch over. It ain't gonna happen!