Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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RE: Linux/BSD
by MightyPenguin on Thu 12th Jan 2006 15:17 UTC
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2005-11-18

If you'd bothered to do a google search you would see that people are working on linux EFI support. Not sure about current status as there isn't much hardware out there that uses it yet.

I'm fairly sure linux will work on these new laptops. Any kind of DRM scheme is a check for the software to know it's ok to run on the hardware, not for the hardware to refuse the software, unless I'm fairly mistaken.

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