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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Linux/BSD
by tejaskokje on Thu 12th Jan 2006 05:26 UTC
tejaskokje
Member since:
2005-07-18

What are the odds of Linux/BSD running on MacBooks ? Does Linux/BSD support EFI ? I would love to dual boot Mac0S with Linux/BSD.

Tejas Kokje

Edited 2006-01-12 05:28

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RE: Linux/BSD
by MikeekiM on Thu 12th Jan 2006 16:53 in reply to "Linux/BSD"
MikeekiM Member since:
2005-11-16

What are the odds of Linux/BSD running on MacBooks ? Does Linux/BSD support EFI ? I would love to dual boot Mac0S with Linux/BSD.

- Wait for VirtualPC.
Then, you can run anything on it: Linux, Windows, BSD, Solaris!

But, what I really hope for is that APPLE starts to appreciate the idea of VirtualMac. That way developers could run beta version of new Apple OS's, without damaging any personal data.

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RE: Linux/BSD
by UnderScore on Thu 12th Jan 2006 17:22 in reply to "Linux/BSD"
UnderScore Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know about the *BSDs but yes Linux supports booting from EFI. Here at work I have an HP dual itanium2 machine that boots from EFI both Windows 2003 Server ia64 and RedHat RHEL AS 3.0 ia64.

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