Just to clarify, you CAN'T buy a Mac with Windows XP. At least, not
directly configured that way from Apple. A third-party store might be
selling one with some virtualization software to go along with XP.
Although, with Boot Camp, I suppose there COULD be a store selling one
with Windows pre-installed and NO virtualization software included.
Still, Apple doesn't promote this as something available at their stores
or via the Web, AFAIK.
Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
979 690-1711 Ext. 222
sbeard at oico.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Peter Gold
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:13 PM
To: Sarah O'Keefe
Cc: framers at frameusers.com
Subject: Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Sarah O'Keefe <okeefe at scriptorium.com>
> Rene Stephenson wrote:
>> I have gotten rather irritated with Microsoft since Vista came out,
>> and I really am reluctant to get a new PC laptop due to it shipping
>> with Vista and all the exponentially increased hassle factor that
>> will entail.
> I purchased a laptop with Vista last October. I am THIS CLOSE to
> chucking it and getting a Mac.
> It's probably worth switching just to avoid Vista. If you can get XP,
> great, but if your choices are a) Vista or b) Mac, I'd definitely go
> with b, speaking from personal experience.
FrameMaker for Mac stopped at 7.0, which leaves the issue of buying a
MacTel with Windows XP before the deadline at the end of June.
> <insert long litany of complaints here>