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baggss
01-11-2006, 07:55 PM
Original Story HERE (http://www.betanews.com/article/XP_Wont_Run_on_Intel_MacBook_iMac/1137003330).

EDIT-XTREEM
01-11-2006, 09:44 PM
Mabe Vista will be able to...

technologist
01-11-2006, 10:43 PM
FWIW, I'm glad that Apple isn't using a traditional PC BIOS. EFI (Like Open Firmware before it) is so much more flexible. Mac OS has no need of the legacy baggage that a BIOS carries.

And yes, Windows will eventually come to support EFI natively in 32-bit flavors. It wouldn't terribly surprise me if this happened in an updated edition of WinXP.

macAttack
01-11-2006, 10:44 PM
you could with a hack run windows XP...but i'm sure it will be lengthy to do

Meyvn
01-11-2006, 11:02 PM
Halleluia for no BIOS. I think I would have cried if Macs had them.

Avid6eek
01-12-2006, 12:01 AM
Apple couldn't allow their users to see a BIOS...there is no way they could make it pretty enough, and the user friendly Mac Addicts would be totally lost if they were pulled from their bubble. ;)

Personally I can't wait for the option to dual boot Windows Vista / OS X on a single system.

Ex_PC_Puke
01-12-2006, 01:36 AM
I was initially disappointed to here the new Intel Macs would have the capability to run a Microsoft OS ........... after some reflection I am ok with this. If Apple wants to expand its sales and user base it needs to do this - this will ultimatly expose more people to Apple's superior product design - innovation - integration ------ But Apple will need to work doubly hard on keeping and making OS X blow the doors off of anything MS deploys.

Keep in mind there will be a software convergence of sorts in the next few years as it becomes very easy for SW makers to offer both PC and Mac versions of popular applications at the same price - thus allowing people and more importantly businesses migrate to OS X

The linch-pin here is that Apple needs to make OS X as bullet proof as possible (and their core SW apps) because I believe secure systems (self healing) and systems that help protect users from threats (making stupid choices)will prevail on the Wicked-Wide-Web

johninc
01-12-2006, 01:58 AM
They'll definately hack it. All it will need is a version of xp tweaked to get by that ETI

technologist
01-12-2006, 02:07 AM
Apple couldn't allow their users to see a BIOS...there is no way they could make it pretty enough, and the user friendly Mac Addicts would be totally lost if they were pulled from their bubble. ;)

Personally I can't wait for the option to dual boot Windows Vista / OS X on a single system.
You haven't seen Open Firmware, have you? :mac: It does everything a BIOS does, but it includes its own programming language and command line, so that you can add functionality at runtime. (So does EFI, more or less.) A BIOS looks like a toy comparison.

Icicle
01-13-2006, 03:41 AM
So no dual booting until we either have 64 bit, or until Windows supports EFI in 32 bit....

Wonder which one will come first?