Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Mar 2006 12:44 UTC, submitted by dhaneshr
Apple A very detailed how to for installing and running Windows XP on an Intel iMac have been posted on the contest website. And on a related note, someone who almost won the contest posted his findings too: "While I'm disappointed not to have won, I'm encouraged to see that our approaches were remarkably similar. We both wrote custom EFI CSM drivers to emulate the BIOS functions Windows requires to boot. I'm very curious how they managed to get VGA working, and I won't be surprised if it doesn't work in either the Mini or the Macbook Pro, as it looks like they did all their development on an iMac."
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RE[3]: That's A Lot
by robojerk on Fri 17th Mar 2006 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: That's A Lot"
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"All you're really going to accomplish is voiding the warranty and zeroing out the resale value of a very nice little mac."

Your MacOSX CD can remove any changes you make to the firmware, so how are they voiding the warranty? Let people do what they want to their hardware. Modifications ot the EFI would also have to me made to boot into Linux, maybe not as extensive (linux can support booting into EFI) but changes still need to be made.

"Thinking a mac mini with winXP has more value than one with OSX on it is just delusional beyond even zealotry."

Media Centre Edition, MythTV(Linux) combined with a mac mini would be awesome.

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