That was fast! Only three months since the last upgrade!
Twice as fast, for the same price! To those that just bought an iMac, I fill your pain!
[msnbc.msn.com...] Apples V.P. says that it is possible to run Windows on the Intel chips.
|To those that just bought an iMac |
|Apples V.P. says that it is possible to run Windows on the Intel chips. |
I always felt it would be a huge stepping stone if Apple could EFFICIENTLY emulate Windows via their own app or a third party product. I hope it works.
As for this article's claim of the risk that people may now be able to do the opposite (run OS-X on their "much cheaper" PCs), I don't see the "risk" there... people who are comfortable on Macs will buy a Mac, plain and simple. People who are not yet comfortable with Macs and haven't made the switch are in that boat BECAUSE of their fear of using the Mac OS... what, are we supposed to think they fear the slick design and cute logo? The idea that people unfamiliar with Macs would want to have OS-X on a PC is unfathomable to me.
|I always felt it would be a huge stepping stone if Apple could EFFICIENTLY emulate Windows via their own app or a third party product. I hope it works. |
A better way would be to use virtualisation and actually run both Mac OS and Windows - two cores should allow this fairly easily, this is probably the best option for Apple to workaround problem of incompatibilities.
|... use virtualisation and actually run both Mac OS and Windows |
But that would mean buying and running Windows, and who in their right mind would want that? ;) I am hoping for a good version of WINE ported to the new machines...
Apple *could* turn on an efficient Windows emulator, but they won't because of worries it would kill mac development. Of course, the last time that was discussed was when OS X was initially released. Considering the developer landscape today, I think those concerns are less significant.
I would question the desire to have Windows apps running inside of OS X. I mean, do you really want to worry if Windows IE security flaws might also effect your system? I prefer virtual PC for that reason -- it can get viruses and spyware and I just shut it down, delete the bad disk image and open my backup disk image.
|would question the desire to have Windows apps running inside of OS X. I mean, do you really want to worry if Windows IE security flaws might also effect your system?.... |
I agree with you about running IE, but because IE is now so intertwined with the OS, I doubt it would run well or at all (running IE 6 would be against MS's EULA). Additionally, most of the problems of Windows comes from it not being a secure, multi-user environment, with the kernel protected. OS X is more secure this way. But, I would see a worry if a full version of Windows was run.
Apple said they won't do anything to stop people from loading windows, meaning they aren't going to put in things to block windows; however, you cannot boot windows on the new Intel Macs because they use EFI for the bootloader instead of BIOS. Windows won't support EFI until at least windows Vista. but I have heard some Linux distros support EFI, but why you would want to run a dual boot Linux / OS X when OS X has a BSD subsystem is beyond me.
|why you would want to run a dual boot Linux / OS X when OS X has a BSD subsystem |
Only for testing sites on Linux browsers, and troubleshooting any issues reported by Linux users.
(All I want is the ultimate Web developer's laptop.)
Virtual PC will be pretty good if you want to work on Windows while using a Mac.
check out windowsxp.onmac.net
there is $10,000 so far for whoever dual boots XP (not vista) first!
someone will, and then I'm buying my dual core
I saw an article saying that MS Virtual PC response will be almost native running the hardware on that model. I will not be able find the article before I post this though...