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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RE[2]: Duh! was RE: uh
by nimble on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Duh! was RE: uh"
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Since XP doesn't support booting from EFI you could just install Linux/*BSD/Solaris and use a bootloader to bypass any BIOS/EFI issues.

This won't likely work since the loader is still built with the PC/AT BIOS in mind.

What BIOS functions does XP still use? And how difficult would it be to add some kind of BIOS-on-EFI emulation layer to grub or lilo?

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RE[3]: Duh! was RE: uh
by dsmogor on Thu 12th Jan 2006 16:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Duh! was RE: uh"
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NT bootloader uses them to load kernel from disk. This is unrelated to grub as grub doesn't boot windows, It only has option to daisy call NT bootloader.

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