Apple's Boot Camp and the Myth of Mac Software Availability

By David Morgenstern  |  Posted 09-21-2006
Since its beginnings, the Mac has been discounted—saddled with the claim that there's a lack of native software when compared to the X86 PC platform.

Now, Apple and a growing number of virtualization vendors are pitching Windows compatibility solutions to the Mac masses. The rub? Most Mac users won't need any of these Windows programs.

Still, the choices for running Windows on the Mac keep expanding. Apple and virtualization vendors keep refining their different approaches.

On Sept. 20, Parallels released RC Build 1898 of its Desktop for Mac v2.2 virtualization software.

According to the company, the update includes performance optimizations; compatibility with the forthcoming OS X v10.5, called "Leopard," and Windows Vista; and support for a wider range of USB devices.

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