Mac, Windows, lock in, Linux, freedom, got it?
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| The Windows on a Mac story just seems to be one that refuses to go away.
| It seems that the whole world is going cock-a-hoop and doing back flips
| over the new-found ability of the Intel Mac to run Windows natively. What
| few seem to be saying is that it?s a crock.
| So what we have is a situation where, if we so choose, we can have two
| separate and totally independent proprietary operating systems running on
| the same computer. However, we can?t have them both running at the same
| time and they can?t interact with other because they?re isolated in
| separate universes. The users in each universe are locked into their
| own system and have to reboot to get into the other system.
| I also have a dual boot system. I can boot Windows or Suse Linux Enterprise
| Desktop 10.0 (beta). It works in a similar way to the Mac and Windows dual
| boot system with one crucial difference. When I?m running Linux, I can see
| my Windows files and, guess what, I can open and run all of the Microsoft
| Office applications in a look-alike suite of opens source applications
| called Open Office.org. I can also import all my Outlook data to a similar
| email and calendaring client called Evolution. I can do all of this without
| rebooting and getting into Windows.