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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EFI booting
by BrainDeadHippie on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:29 UTC
BrainDeadHippie
Member since:
2005-07-06

not being able to dual boot with windows until vista is kind of a bummer at least it looks like linux and solaris support EFI booting.
-BDH

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RE: EFI booting
by mini-me on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:37 in reply to "EFI booting"
mini-me Member since:
2005-07-06

You might not need dualbooting.
if microsoft is smart (and I hope they are) they already have virtual PC in testing for the intel macs. This means that you COULD run windows in VPC with a smaller performance hit (when compared to emulation).

I sincerely hope that they have VPC coming out soon!

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RE: EFI booting
by pojo on Wed 11th Jan 2006 20:48 in reply to "EFI booting"
pojo Member since:
2005-10-05

I've been digging around in Microsofts Knowledge Base and it looks like WinXP 64 for supports EFI as well. I wonder if MS has something, but just doesn't put it on the normal install disk.

Something to play around with.

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RE[2]: EFI booting
by BrianH on Thu 12th Jan 2006 00:21 in reply to "RE: EFI booting"
BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows XP 64 is for Itanium. Windows XP/2003 x64 (that's AMD64) doesn't support EFI.

Edited 2006-01-12 00:23

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