An announcement by Apple today has sent shock waves through the computing community, Apple announced a product called Boot Camp that on the next release of OS X (Leopard) will allow people to dual boot into Windows. This is good news for those that have two computers on their desks now. The big question everyone will be asking is will applications run without issue as Apple is not going to support Windows only make it possible to load.
I am sure Windows hardware vendors are now going to have to take a long hard look at producing a computer that will run both operating systems. Microsoft may have something to say as well as they have a stake in protecting the vendors that build windows machines. [Apple]
I would predict though that if a Windows vendor like Dell or HP built a machine capable of running OS X that Apple may regret doing this as their hardware sales would go plummet