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Now that keyboard is awesome...I want one too!!

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In addition, many more people I know have wanted to use Mac OS X, but simply do not want to give up Windows, and carrying around two laptops is not an option.
I know a number of people that feel exactly the same.


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I'd probably use MacOSX about 95% of the time, but the 5% of the time I wanted to boot into Windows would be priceless. Virtual PC just doesn't cut it because everything I want to use it for is some burning or conversion software not easily accomplished on the Mac.

I really, really can't see Microsoft doing anything at all to slow this down. The sale of Virtual PC can't be _that_ much of a money maker.

*A totally naive/impractical(likely impossible), but FUN thought...* remember the old Macs that had the Windows (intel) card inside and were truly "dual boot" - I'd love a dual-core laptop that simply had Windows and Mac running on either "core", depending on the need. Just alt/command-tab yourself to whichever running OS you wanted. Maybe allocate a % of cycles to each OS as you saw fit?

Now _that_, _that_ would be sweet. */A totally naive/impractical(likely impossible), but FUN thought...*

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With VMware ESX, you can do that kind of thing on multi-processor PCs: the hypervisor makes each OS believe it's running on its own PC. If VMware port it for us, I for one will be very happy.

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Most of my (non-work) Windows usage is inside VMWare Workstation. It's more than snappy enough for compiling/debugging code, and you can "save state" it just like a game emulator. I would imagine there'll be an Intel OSX port - there's certainly very little reason not to.

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VMware Workstation is great until you want to do some serious network stuff. They've improved the networking heaps since VMware Workstation 4 - it's quite usable in 5 - but VMware GSX and VMware ESX leave Workstation for dead.

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