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 Brad on Sun 12th Mar 2006 20:54 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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Because your laptop is nearly identical to a mac on the hardware front. Macs use no special hardware. Really only they motherboards are re-shaped, but the chips on them are the same as PC counterparts. With PPC boxes the chipset was a bit more special, but now they use normal intel chipsets.

Also, remember IBM/Lenovo doesn't make the thinkpad, and Apple doesn't make the macs. 3rd party companies do. In the case of laptops they all go back to a couple companies in asia that make them for everyone. Asus makes most of apples laptops, and one other company does the rest, IBM/Lenovo uses the same companies. Those companies won't change internals much between different brands.

If its anything OSX already supports, or is something that uses a standard protocol that OSX supports, its going to work.

For things like trackpoints, I think they use just the standard mouse interface, so what ever in the hardware identifies it as a mouse, it treats it just the same.

If it was a special add on. Well, then there is hope that the trackpoint may come to macs, which would be great, since finger slidy slush pads suck.

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