Use the same Windows install for dual-booting and virtualization

The press has been going nuts over Apple’s Boot Camp…and frankly so have I. There is also a small camp that sees the dual boot option as not enough. Virtualizing Windows (or Linux) in the Mactel environment is what they want. I say…why not both!?!?

If you could use Apple’s Boot Camp AND virtualization software for Mactels like Parrallels Workstation 2.1 Beta AND you could switch between the same windows image we could all have the best of both worlds. To simplify, I see this allowing me to traditionally dual boot into either OS X or a Windows install OR I could boot into OS X and use the same Windows install in an OS X window. You can have one or the other or both and it is the same windows install.

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