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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ma_d
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2005-06-29

No, the OS X kernel is very innefficient. It's a micro-kernel. It's an elegant, debuggable, modular, beautiful, slow solution.

I imagine Windows kernel is fairly efficient, although I think the massive amount of code dedicated to UI responsiveness may make it a lot less efficient, but that's a sacrific intentionally for responsiveness at the cost of throughput.

Linux is efficient. I'm sure most BSD kernels are efficient.

Apple should probably stick with their kernel, but if they did move it'd be idiotic to license the kernel from Microsoft. That'd simply be financially stupid (waste of money). It'd be strategically dangerous (depending on Microsoft, a competitor). And it'd be ignorant, of the other two kernels more suited to your present system.

OS X on top of NT would be nuts. OS X on top of OpenBSD's kernel might make a shred of sense though. But OS X on (is it mach?) where it's at now is a working solution and I don't think I've heard about many kernel security issues yet!

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lanjoe9 Member since:
2005-10-08

[QUOTE]OS X on top of OpenBSD's kernel might make a shred of sense though. But OS X on (is it mach?)[/QUOTE]

OS X is already on top of the FreeBSD Kernel.

[QUOTE] It'd be strategically dangerous (depending on Microsoft, a competitor)[/QUOTE]
AFAIK, Microsoft has some money inside Apple. I have never ever been able to understand how this exactly work, but I've read from reputable sources that Microsoft indeed does have some money inside apple.

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