View Full Version : Somebody did the dirty deed

03-16-2006, 11:31 AM
WinMacinDoze (http://guides.macrumors.com/Booting_Windows_on_the_Mac)

Someone claims to have XP booting natively on an Intel Mac

the article is astoundingly short on detail and the pics are completely identical (except for the logo) shadows, reflections, camera angle, lighting.. I would suspect a fotochop but who knows

03-16-2006, 11:38 AM
Arstechnica (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060316-6393.html)

03-16-2006, 11:51 AM
If people run Windows OS on their Mac, then the developers over time will stop coding for OSX. No more OSX.

Remember Warp OS/2? 10 fold better OS than MS... and guess where it is?

03-16-2006, 02:19 PM
Jobs is more concerned about selling content than developing the OS......iTunes and Pixar (Disney) are on the front burners.....Apple is a "media" company

03-16-2006, 04:22 PM
Seems to me it comes in waves...Right now it is a huge challenge to get everything over to Intel. Hopefully the software lads are chugging away and we get to see some tasty OS tweaks and toys when 10.5 previews at WWDC this summer, and we will see the focus move back to OS towards the end of the year as the last of the Intel conversion wraps up. No secret that Vista will be a big improvement over XP, and will close the gap (at least in some peoples minds), so 10.5 needs to continue the march to perfection.

If that weren't enough to keep 'em busy, there is the itunes/ipod/media thing as mentioned. Some folks see it as a distraction away from Macs, and maybe it is. I like to think that the income and overall success and growth of Apple make it easier for them to branch out, and try stuff and take risks. Wasn't that long ago that they were on the ropes and every product had to be a winner. Not a good time to experiment, and nobody wants to go back there.

At this point, the Win-on-Mac thing is not user-friendly. Only for the geeky types. Most folks are buying Macs because they just work. Hardware and software together as a complete package. Booting XP or Vista is not going to dethrown that greatness any time soon.

As for Windows on Macs, I worry a bit about it too regarding development, but if Apple can continue to grow market share, it should not be a problem. If they can get up around 10%, we are set.

Other stuff we need:

a tablet
a pda/ipod/phone
a new server platform more like this (http://www.sun.com/servers/entry/x4100/) or even this (http://www.sun.com/servers/coolthreads/t1000/)
a true multimeda center that is the ipod of home entertainment
a NAS that is Apple simple like this (http://www.yellowmachine.com/products/index.htm) or this (http://www.infrant.com/)

I think that if Apple can deliver at least some of this in the next 6 months to a year, we won't have to worry about developers heading for the hills.