Originally posted by backtomac
I agree. Boot Camp may work for some but I need virtualization app to really do what i want, ie switch between os with out re-boot.
Lets face it... There are really two (nee four) distinct "Mac Users"
1. Those who love OS X but want to play the hot new games
2. Those who love OS X but have a need to run some random app not available to OS X.
3. Those who love OS X and wouldn't dare run Windows EVAR!
4. Those who hate OS X but instead of switch choose to bitch to us instead
Group 1 = Dual boot is the ONLY way to fly (game gets the most speed)
Group 2 = Virtualization would be king since booting into Windows just to run some silly app would suck!
Group 3 = Will just wring their hands over this whole thing
Group 4 = Will find something to bitch with this too.
Now people in the Windows world... that's a different story. As of late I've noticed more and more Windows users taking the "Mac OS X" plunge (even my little cousin - a die hard windows user made the switch and is now trying to convince his father to do the same). I consider those Windows users 'totally fed up' with Windows and all the crap (virus, spyware, popups, malware, worms, etc) that goes along with it.
Another percentage of Windows users who just aren't ready to totally pull the Windows plug but are OS X curious.
Small businesses... who could perhaps be persuaded to switch if they could do it in their own time and not give up Windows cold turkey. (virtualization would be a god send for these folks)
Finally businesses and hardcore windows users who, no matter what happens will live and die Microsoft & Dell. Huge corporate IT departments HATE to change ANYTHING and to that point most have just in the last few years given up Windows NT (since MS pretty much forced their hand) and are now mostly just running Windows 2000.
All in all, Apple really has a chance at winning over some new blood with this move!