Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH

  • From: "Sabrena and/or Chris" <sabrenar00@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 20:51:28 -0700

I dunno. I think I'd rather just get a Mac and run VoiceOverand use Mac 
applications and support that platform then just run unstable virus-prone 
Windows on a Mac and still ahve to be dependent on a third-party screen reader.

Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Shelly 
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH


Apple's Boot Camp was released this week. The early reviews of Windows XP 
stability, as well as driver support have been good, but it's too early to draw 
conclusions. It's worth pointing out that this is an Apple produced and 
sanctioned approach, not a hack. I can't  attest to the stability of screen 
readers or other specific applications. But it is reasonable to expect a high 
degree of stability from this boot loader approachl, especially when the tool 
becomes available as part of the Leopard operating system. Releasing Boot Camp 
on its own at this time does a number of things for Apple: it allows them to 
get a lot of testing done by its customers for free, and it shows the company's 
commitment to multiple OSes on the Mac hardware platform. 

Much more to come on this, I'm sure.

-shelly


On 4/6/06, Richard Claypool <bellevue.bat@xxxxxxxxx > wrote:
  You can get windows to run, but it's a bitch, and I'd guess not stable yet. 

  It has to do with the fact that the new macs support a different .. newwer
  standard of booting that windows doesn't support as yet.

  There've been hacks to get windows running on the mac, but I'd really be 
  scaired to try to get it running with a screenreader and expect any
  stability.

  Rick
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Stephen Guerra" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >
  To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:45 PM
  Subject: RE: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH


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  > From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  > [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison Mervis
  > Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 1:27 PM
  > To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH
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  > I assume that we could potentially load jaws on to the Mac and use it
  > with XP, and then play with voiceover every now and then. Allison 
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