Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 18:40 UTC, submitted by Varg Vikernes
Apple Dan Kusnetzky, Apple program vice president, spoke to PC Pro News at IDC and said that Apple has no plans to support booting into Vista on the new Intel Macs. However, a Microsoft spokesman said that Microsoft would have no problem granting a Windows licence to Apple, in exactly the same way it currently provides licences to Dell and HP: "Microsoft would support Apple the same way it supports every other PC manufacturer." But Dan Kusnetzky said it would be difficult to know who would support that machine if Windows was running on a Mac. However, "no doubt someone will work out how to run Windows on the Mac, even if Apple doesn't technically support that."
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There's a hell of a lot of "magic" in Quartz, which I believe is fairly closely tied to the kernal.

And more importantly, do you think replacing the entire kernal would be that easy? Plus all the BSD tools that many people rely on would just stop working. And Apple would have to persuade Microsoft to provide a PPC versionb of the kernel, becuase Apple certainly aren't going to suddenly stop PPC versions of the software, just because they now have some computers that run on Intel chips.

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