Bill MacKenty


Why dual booting Apple computers are a big deal in games in education

Posted in Educational Tech Games in education on 05 - April 2006 at 07:42 PM (16 years ago). 37 views.

Apple has just announced boot camp, a simple dual booting utility for inte-based Macs. As a public educator, with a school filled with Apple computers, this is very encouraging news. No longer are we stuck in a world of Apple OR Windows. Now we have a fantastic opportunity to use the incredible tools which come with OS X (iLife , iTunes and all the beautiful OS X software) and the great games available on Windows. Simply fantastic. This is great news. OS X is reallly quite superior in so many ways - ease of use, available software, unix roots, iLife, etc.... However, the one area OS X has been lacking is mainstream games. Now with dual booting, there is really no reason not to buy a Macintosh. I would love to use Muzzy Lane's great game Making History but alas, no luck on OS X. With OS X's windows-friendly Server managing the two platforms is a can even access their documents on a shared resource! It's great news for education folks who are looking for the best of both worlds! The only drawback? OS X users /will/ need to be very careful of the virii and spyware on Windows boxes now!!!! Edit: Raph Koster asks: are Mac Games going to die? I say: probably.