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Why dual booting Apple computers are a big deal in games in education
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 cinch…kids 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.