10.4 test drive

Interesting note from Cringely on future possible guerilla marketing tactics from Apple:

Every one of those iPods is a bootable drive. What if Apple introduces OS 10.5, its next super-duper operating system release, and at the same time starts loading FOR FREE the current operating system version — OS 10.4 — on every new iPod in a version that runs on generic Intel boxes? What if they also make 10.4 a free download through the iTunes Music Store?

It was rumored that Apple was going to launch a utility that allowed you to take your home folder with you on your iPod and use it to log on as yourself on anyone else’s Mac (hack version here). Kind of cool. Well, if you can do that, why not the entire OS? 10.4 only takes up about 1GB on my PowerBook. Seems very doable and would likely drive Micro$oft crazy.