Ian wrote:If it weren't for MS's monthly patches, I'd probably never reboot. Back in the NT 4.0 days, my daily desktop machine had an uptime of like 3 months.
Ian, I rarely reboot my PowerBook, even I never shutdown, after use I close it and it sleeps, I have to reboot more for some software updates than for Applications crashes.
Of course Intel Macs are another story, developers just begin to release their software. For example Skype releases their Universal Binary just some days ago and the software doesn't run even on old Macs, they are really stupid, release an untested software
Anyway I think that virtualization software is a better solution than dual booting, there is Parallels and VMware has said it will have VMware for Mac OS, and also there are rumors about some project by Apple to run win applications directly in Mac OS.