writing this at midnight, dear readers, and I can only pray that what I'm looking at is a fever-induced hallucination
and I'm trapped in some sort of cruel nightmare triggered by Microsoft's secret Terror Ray XP Premium Edition
(originally designed to torment Mossberg and Pogue every time they write a pro-Apple article, and also used to bend
Dvorak, Thurrott, and Enderle to the company's uncompromising will).
It seems a company called ExperCom is selling standard-specced MacBook Pros...pre-loaded with Windows XP. This is for those folks who want the beautiful Apple hardware and the ubiquitous Windows software without having to deal with Boot Camp themselves, I guess.
We all knew this was inevitable, and fighting it is pointless. Still...just looking at that page sends shivers up my spine. At least they're happy to note, "We don't support Windows XP - and neither does Apple. We'll install it for you, but, hey, we're Mac people, so we can't help answer Windows questions."
[Thanks, Dan K. Kinda.]