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What Happened To Safe Sleep?

Yesterday, on the Boot Camp page for Leopard, was a few paragraphs about a useful new feature:

> Leopard brings a quicker way to switch between Mac OS X and Windows: Just choose the new Apple menu item “Restart in Windows.” Your Mac goes into “safe sleep” so that when you return, you’ll be right where you were. It’s much faster than restarting the computer each time.

> Likewise, a “Restart in Mac OS X” menu item in the Boot Camp System Tray in Windows makes for a faster return to Mac OS X. With Windows hibernation enabled, you can pick up where you left off.

Today, [that text is gone.](http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/features/bootcamp.html)

Anyone know what happened?

And You Thought You Were Going To Summer Camp!

Sure, Apple has sent the world into a tizzy with their new [Boot Camp](http://www.apple.com/bootcamp/) software, allowing Mac users with Intel based machines to run Windows. It’s astounding news, and when [you see it in action](http://www.cabel.name/2006/04/boot-camp-first-look-half-life-2-video.html), you will say WOW – but I’m not here to talk about the [business ramifications](http://daringfireball.net/2006/04/windows_the_new_classic).

I’m here to talk about the *other* electronic Boot Camp.

In my 24 years as a gamer, there were times when I would go into an arcade and in the course of my visit, find some game I’d never even heard of that just flat out grabbed hold of my very being. There would either never be a home version of this game, or it would completely suck. The arcade cabinet itself would inevitably disappear a week or two later, and never be seen again.

Boot Camp – a 1987 Konami arcade game – was one of those games. Read on, and learn about what may be the archetype game for Konami’s gameplay in the 1980’s.

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