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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RE: Why?
by somebody on Sun 12th Mar 2006 20:24 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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Can anyone explain why MacOS X 10.4.5 runs perfectly on my IBM laptop?

Simple fact.
You've got almost the same chipset components as MacBookPro. And since Darwin (hardware up to 2006 in this version) is not Apple specific, Apple alone doesn't take away non-Apple drivers (They are in Darwin already. But you could expect removing like that in future if Apple would start to think that it hurts them in any way).

Windows (where kernel is based on hardware up to 2002) on the other hand supports much wider variety of hardware. And this is why you need to install separate drivers.

It is not that I preffer Windows, I hate them, but at least mini realistic viewpoint is the least that one can show.

Now your IBM laptop was made, when? You bet, MS can't do mumbo-jumbo, jump a few hoops, run few times over the fire and make all drivers for next few years ahead. Apple with their Darwin and new releases every few months can.

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