Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Windows By Any Other Name...

would still be a big pain in the you-know-what to install- even on a mac.

This evening as I've been back in not-so-happy Windows install land, I remember why it is that I fear a the annual Windows re-install.

I've got to hand it to Apple, they've done just about everything that they could to make Boot Camp a pleasure to use. However, they can't do anything about the HUNDREDS of updates that Windows XP2 requires after a clean install. There MUST be a better way. Seriously. Think 2007.

Speaking of Boot Camp, I should have started there before I played with CrossOver or Paralells. Though the idea of virtualized windows is also really neat, and will work great for most "business" needs. It just doesn't give you the performance you need for say- Team Fortress 2. Now if Steam and Valve were to produce binaries that could run natively under OSX- then we'd be cooking with gas. In the meantime, I have Mac to please my aesthetic needs, and I have Windows to remote to work and play the occasional FPS. Who said I couldn't have my cake and eat it too?

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