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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That's a really lame argument. Apple didn't guarantee that drivers would work between OS X releases either (until 10.4). Nobody seemed to have noticed. The only difference is Linux has a mechanism to detect the driver version and prevent a module from loading but mysteriously failing, and OS X doesn't.

Driver compatibility is a big deal on Windows, where the drivers come from third parties, but on OS X and Linux, where almost all drivers are first-party, it's really not important.

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