I've been away for 3 or so days, and I'm already out of the loop.
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.
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
> Do not think so > > > Stephen A. Guerra > Assistive Technology Specialist > Independent Living Aids > 200 Robbins Lane > Jericho, NY 11753 > E-Mail: can-do@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > www.independentliving.com > www.annmorris.com > www.soundbytes.com > Phone: (516) 937-1848 > Fax: (516) 937-3906 > > > > -----Original Message----- > 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 > > > 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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