Date registered: Sep 2004
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I didn't even know this was possible. I have seen Win XP running on a mac using boot camp to install the win drivers.
Having used PC for 2 decades and now a mac for 2 years I can say that if security and stability is a concern go with OS X. The truth is that I prefer the "look and feel" of win XP over OS X and maybe that's because I had used it for so long. I have a AMD 64 desktop that I built running XP SP2 a couple of years ago. Recently I was starting to get SMART error messages on bootup on one of my IDE drives so I used that as an opportunity to get a new 200 GB Maxtor 7200 rpm drive for $70 during a Staples promotion. Installed a fresh copy of XP with all updates and it didn't take long to crash the OS, necessitating a reboot. One thing I have to say is that my XP system is much faster than my iBook running on a G4 with OS X. No comparison.
I can run OS X literally for months at a time without rebooting, without the threat of viruses or malware. And since I do my banking, billpaying, credit card transactions, estimated taxes both federal and state, property taxes and insurance payments etc all online I am very concerned about security and won't do it on my win desktop with its myriad security vulnerabilities requiring weekly updates.
I thought of getting a Sony laptop for my next computer but I think I'll just replace my iBook with a newer dual core one and dual boot XP for those occasions that I need the few non-internet applications I need to run.
Last edited by baby boo; 09-21-2006 at 04:15 PM.