I figured you probably knew this, and that (upon second-guessing
myself) what you meant was through a third-party seller. But I thought
I'd make sure it was understood by all involved, just in case.

Have a great day and weekend!

Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
Technical Writer
OI Analytical
979 690-1711 Ext. 222
sbeard at

-----Original Message-----
From: knowhowpro at [] On Behalf Of
Peter Gold
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:12 PM
To: Sam Beard
Cc: Sarah O'Keefe; framers at
Subject: Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

Thanks for clarifying this, Sam. I was thinking of non-Apple Mac
resellers who pre-install Windows for their customers, or sell a
virtual product and a Windows version with their MacTels. The Mad
resellers are barred from selling XP just as the PC resellers are.

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 12:43 PM, Sam Beard <sbeard at> wrote:
> Peter,
>   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
> or via the Web, AFAIK.


Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

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