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*The following is an excerpt from

Apple, might be finding out that the problem with having a dual boot alongside Windows is that users can compare both operating systems better

According to Penny Arcade, the introduction of Boot Camp makes it a lot easier to benchmark what the two operating systems can do

One of its hacks installed Boot Camp onto his MacBook, installed Windows and then World of Warcraft. To test how the two operating systems compared he ran WoW at 1440 x 900 with all the graphic settings on maximum

It was barely playable of course but he managed to get a frame rate reading of 15 and 20 FPS under Mac OX

On the same lap top under Windows and the same settings he managed to get between 35 and 40 FPS. This is a pretty big difference

The reviewer said that he preferred using OS X, but it was a little difficult to justify when a game runs twice as fast under Windows


:My comment

Ok, the people at The Enquirer Net are obviously Windows-crazy dimwits who know nuts about computers. The MacBook Pro is running World of Warcraft a lot slower than when in Windows version because these Mac softwares and games need to be "translated" from its original language using a built-in converter called 'Rosetta'. Previously made with IBM's PowerPC processor, Mac hardware now are in the interim period where they have to make do with running "beta" software that is designed only for the IBM chip. Mac have only just begun using Intel chips earlier this year and the softwares have not yet been optimized for use on the Intel platform. Thus, making it a lot slower than when the Intel-based Macs computers is running Windows XP (which you can now do with Boot Camp).

You can now install Windows XP on a new Intel processor equipped Mac hardware (that includes iMac, mac mini, Macbook Pro) and run all the PC softwares with no problem, using Apple's proprietory beta software called BootCamp. Read this article

So, in time, when the softwares are written fully for Mac OS X with Intel chips, then only the comparisons can be made. There is no use to compare how games and softwares work in Mac OS and Windows now (even on the same machine), for it's redundant. Windows softwares have been optimized for use on that operating system, while Mac OS ones are not

There. It isn't so hard to understand is it? Some idiot journalists just don't get it! These people should write children books instead

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