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Apple Computer Inc., the maker of the Macintosh computer and iPod music devices, on Wednesday rolled out a software patch under its plan to move its computers over to Intel Corp. microprocessors.
Apple said that the new software, called "Boot Camp", enables Intel-based Macs to install and run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system software. Boot Camp is available as a download beginning today.
Apple releases software to let Macs run Windows [today.reuters.com]
How long must you wait before there is a decent "virtualization" program that runs on a Mac ... not counting the fine 'Nix variants out there like Xen? Now THAT's an approach to multi-OS operation that seems to have been missed by Apple's thinkers.
That said, your points c) and d) are (of course) correct, but regarding the other two (which I believe to be false)...
a) We've been able to load OSX onto Intel-powered PCs for quite some time
because of the clever way MacOS checks to see if it's on "lamer" hardware before installing
How do you get OS X to install on a non-Mac PC?
(Of course the validity of benchmarking OS X on a PC versus on a Mac is pretty much moot until we can show that it's even possible to install OS X on a PC.)
All that's left is the benchmarks comparing identical Intel processors (one in an Apple box, one in a non-Apple box) showing that Mac OS X runs faster on the non-Apple hardware and I'll have all sorts of egg on my face.
I dug through OSx86 forums and everything, but all i could find was super beefed up AMD systems and heavily upgraded and obviously home-built Intel systems. I don't think that's a reasonable comparison of consumer machines. (Anyone can make a PC to beat the pants off an off-the-shelf PC.)
Who can put the egg on my face? :)