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Run Windows XP on your new Mac
Topic by: hamano
Posted: April 5, 2006 - 1:40 PM PDT
Last Reply: April 7, 2006 - 8:55 AM PDT

author topic: Run Windows XP on your new Mac
hamano
post #1  on April 5, 2006 - 1:40 PM PDT  
Now Mac users with one of the new Intel chipped Macs can get the same viruses that Windoze users have! If you've been holding out because of that, now there's no reason for you not to switch to a Mac!
Ursus
post #2  on April 5, 2006 - 3:14 PM PDT  
BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!

What a "brilliant" idea that was... someone down in Cupertino needs a serious beating!

Never shall that joke of an OS sully my Mac(s)!!!

NEVER!!!

From my cold dead hands, Bill, from my cold dead hands!

This is the beginning of the end, Hamano. Not to be too catastrophic, but I'm expecting it to rain blood tomorrow or perhaps a plague of locusts. Who knows? Perhaps, I shall call in sick...
hamano
post #3  on April 5, 2006 - 3:41 PM PDT  
If they announced this 5 days ago nobody would have believed it. Still I think it's a really good joke.

If Apple sells a lot of Intel Macs because of this, maybe they can use the profits to buy out Paul and Ringo to make the Apple Corp. problem go away...
Cugat
post #4  on April 5, 2006 - 3:53 PM PDT  
On April 5, 2006 - 3:41 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> If they announced this 5 days ago nobody would have believed it. Still I think it's a really good joke.
>
> If Apple sells a lot of Intel Macs because of this, maybe they can use the profits to buy out Paul and Ringo to make the Apple Corp. problem go away...

Or they could fund a PPC version of Windows to ease transition.
aacevedo
post #5  on April 5, 2006 - 5:45 PM PDT  
The duo chip from Intel is probably the result of what Apple was working with IBM and Motorola in 1996, the CHRP (cross hardware reference platform). For $800 I'm tempted to buy another mac mini with the duo chip but considering the partition factor, 80 gigs may not be adequate to run both platforms. Yes, I know that both platforms currently can't run simultaneously as with emulators such as VirtualPC.

This is long awaited and great news. Now let the games begin.
woozy
post #6  on April 5, 2006 - 10:30 PM PDT  
Am I the only one who remembers the Mac-PC of thirteen plus years ago?

I'd kind of like a less schizophrenic solution; a Mac/Windows translater or something. I never could get used to the Mac OS. Not that I liked Windows-- just that I could ignore windows much easier on a PC than I could ignore the Mac OS on a Mac.

It's a win-win situation. Us windoze folks may buy macs if we don't need to scrap our all our old apps and set-up. I *love* the Mac Notebooks.
dpowers
post #7  on April 6, 2006 - 7:57 AM PDT  
it's not good enough. all of the underpinnings need to be taken out of corporate control. it took the web 10 years to move from doing everything front and back with the background code to where things are now, using one set of code to change the page's looks and another to do the server work. 30+ years after the first PCs personal computers are still running proprietary code. why web developers ran a revolt against supporting multiple browsers while developers didn't revolt against having to build and maintain several completely different versions of their software - i don't understand.

we need operating systems to be like XML and CSS - here's the internal standard set of calls, it's publicly controlled, make your interface with UI-CSS and talk to your hardware and your network with OSML. then users could swap components of the underlying system as they saw fit without altering how they worked on the face of it. the difference between the mac and windows would then be as little as a skin and some file system plug-ins.

i'm not talking about java... i'm talking about scrapping the "unitary" OS... as long as they supported the standard system calls, you could replace any component you wanted. scrabble together good kernel bits from *nix, windows, whatever. pick your UI interpreter the way you pick your web browser. i declare the end of the age of black-suited salespeople and OS service contracts.
artifex
post #8  on April 6, 2006 - 8:59 AM PDT  
> On April 5, 2006 - 5:45 PM PDT aacevedo wrote:
Yes, I know that both platforms currently can't run simultaneously as with emulators such as VirtualPC.

What a difference a day makes.

Parallels is claiming to run XP and other OSes live in a sandbox in OSX, releasing the beta today.
dpowers
post #9  on April 7, 2006 - 8:55 AM PDT  
for developers, machine virtualization is the early web. great, i'm sending out a beautiful interface even though i don't know what computer platform the client is using. now i want not to have to think about the quirks of the browser the client is using. when will that happen? i guess around the same time that technology development stops being timed according the marketing of IPOs.

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