Originally Posted by sandau
oh everyone of you that bash M$ crack me up completely. Waaaah, Have to pay to virtualize the OS.
Ok, now go run OS X in a virtual machine...oh wait, YOU CAN'T! Not at ALL. Its against the terms of the software agreement.
I'd prefer to PAY for an option compared to NOT HAVE IT AT ALL.
GO bash Jobs over this one. I'd love to have a virtual OS X set up to develop on. The bad guy here is APPLE, not M$. At least you CAN. It might COST you, but YOU bloody CAN do it.
Ever since Apple was conceived, the whole point was to develop the OS specifically for the hardware. That is what Apple do and have done for ever. If OSX ran in any way (certainly legally) on Joe Shlong's PC then Apple would lose a huge aspect of what makes them unique. Microsoft, on the other hand, has always claimed that their OS is for any computer - that is what differentiates Apple from Microsoft.
So you see, Apple is not being evil, they are simply doing what they have always done.
What Microsoft are doing is understandable, though somewhat annoying, and a bit lame (like petty oneupsmanship).
At the end of the day, I don't see why most of us should care. We will all find our own solutions and for the few who require legitimate virtualisation then, yes, I guess you'll have to cough up the somewhat overpriced (yet understandable) premium.
For me, boot camp is fine. I have office on my mac (although, come on Steve, you should be able to at least equal it. I mean, Pages...? Sort it out), and will use some form of windows (which will no doubt have to be Vista sooner or later) for a few games and maybe Maya (if AutoDesk abandon it on OSX - which they had better not!).