Irwin Lazar's "Real-Time" Blog: Windows Virtualization (WinXP under Mac OS X) Beta Released: "It will be interesting to see the impact that these capabilities have on the Mac platform, it certainly eliminates the concern that many folks have that they will lose their investment in Windows applications if they switch to the Mac. It also means that Mac users won't be shut out of windows only applications (e.g. Visio, InterWise, GoToMyPC).
I think it is a good thing that we are nearing the end of having to chose between Mac or PC. Buying a PC shouldn't be about sacrifice. "
Timely insights from my Burton Group colleague Irwin Lazar... but he neglected to mention one permutation: Apple steadfastly refuses to license Mac OS, so we won't be seeing it run on any non-Apple hardware anytime soon.
Meanwhile Microsoft's Barry Briggs speculates about the possibility that Apple's Boot Camp may be an ominious leading indicator for Mac OS overall.