A bad day for nay-sayers: Boot Camp Beta
Apple's released a beta
of "Boot Camp" (name could be changed later on, they say), which basically just gives you everything you need to install Windows XP Home or Pro SP2 on your intel-based Mac. Well: Everything but Windows XP, of course. The 80+ MB download helps you adding a partition for Windows without losing data on the Mac side of things and gives you all the drivers you need to make the hardware work correctly after Windows boots on your Mac.
This clearly states a change in thinking at Apple, where previously, they said they'd do "nothing against people trying to install Windows" on intel Macs, they now pro-actively help
those people who need this. Although: They won't support Windows. And if you have a problem with Windows running on your Mac, you're probably not getting support from anywhere, as long as Microsoft does not consider a Mac a PC, I guess...
Apple also said that a final version of Boot Camp would come with Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.