Macintosh computers featuring the Intel processor have the ability to run both Windows and Mac OS X by "dual-booting". At this time Computing & Technology Services policy on this technology is as follows:
The software Apple has released is called BootCamp. Currently there is speculation that it may be officially included with Mac OS X version 10.5 due in the 4th quarter of 2006. The currently available release is not a final product and is also a time limited trial. It is not supported by Apple or Microsoft at this time.
Software to run Windows "inside" the Mac OS is now available. One advantage is that you can run both the Mac OS and Windows simultaniously and not have to restart your computer to select one or the other. Unlike previous emulators, it suffers from almost no performance problems.
Faculty/Staff wishing to run Windows with their college owned Intel Macs need the following:
Purchase a copy of Parallels Desktop.
Purchase a copy of Windows XP Professional.
Purchase a copy of Microsoft Office.
CTS maintains an OS image configured exactly the way standard Windows PCs are managed on campus. Macs running Windows are beholden to all existing policies and procedures as "regular" Windows computers on campus.
Contact the CTS Helpdesk at x2083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or discounted pricing on the above products.