Some people have recently noticed that Apple has removed the mention of it's new 'Quick Start' feature from the Boot Camp page for it's upcoming Leopard OS.
Originally, the previous page stated, "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."
The question, of course, is why they would do this? Are they having technical difficulties'? Or maybe, as some have speculated, that the visualization companies VMWare and Parallel have successfully pressured Apple to drop the feature inorder to make their own offerings more attractive. In fact, at the recent WWDC conference Steve Jobs seemed to go out of his way to praise both companies and the work they have been doing on the Mac. Parallel has especially received a lot of praise for their Fusion project. The Convergence mode that hides the Window's desktop and allows individual programs to run directly on the OS X desktop is particularly useful and, if I may say so, is extremely cool looking.
Apple refuses to comment, as usual, to say actually why they removed the above statement from their Boot Camp page, but hopefully, when Leopard is finally released this coming October, it will be reintroduced, as it is one of the better features of Boot Camp.
And that's my two cents on Boot Camp's Quick Start feature for June the 18th., 2007.