Re: Mac laptops and Tech Comm

Subject: Re: Mac laptops and Tech Comm
From: Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 17:15:09 -0800

>>> [...] Macs can be dual-booted to run Windows [...]
>> [...] I had no idea about the double-booting. Seems like the
>> Mac is rather more versatile than the venerable PC. [...]

You can do more than dual-boot Macs.

Macs' built-in boot loader, BootCamp, only permits you to run MacOSX or 2 (if lucky) versions of Windows, v.current and v.last.

With rEFIt, an open source alternative boot loader for Mac EFI systems, you can boot multiple OSes. Besides enabling MacOSX and Windows, rEFIt lets you also boot Linux, FreeBSD, or nearly any other OS. As well as making it easier to boot from thumbdrive-based Live distros, that aren't installed onto main hard drive.

So, Macs are much more powerful once you add rEFIt. :-)

http://refit.sourceforge.net/info/apple_efi.html


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References:
Mac laptops and Tech Comm: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: Mac laptops and Tech Comm: From: Gene Kim-Eng
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