I installed Windows XP on my Mac Pro the other day, mainly because I was curious to see how the whole Boot Camp process worked. I also thought it might be handy to have if, at some point, I develop a desperate desire to play a game that is only available on Windows, although, considering that many of the games I might want to play seem to be available on OS X, I’m not sure how likely that scenario is.
As you might expect, Apple have done everything they can to make the process as smooth as possible, and it was certainly a very straightforward and trouble-free installation. It was quite weird, at first, seeing clunky old Windows running on my Mac. Unfortunately, once you’re actually using Windows, there’s very little Apple can do at that point to make it any less irritating. For example, whilst I was in the middle of performing a Windows Update operation, a bubble popped up and asked me if I wanted to begin the Windows Update operation. How the hell did this rubbish end up being installed on 97 percent of all the World’s workstations, or whatever the figure is? It really is staggering.
I guess at some point I might install Vista on my Mac Pro, just out of curiosity. I wonder what score it would get on the ‘Windows Experience Index’. pfah