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]: Linux/BSD
by nimble on Fri 13th Jan 2006 09:32 UTC
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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

As you say, the support is for Itanium. It probably still has to be ported to x86, and it certainly still has to be properly tested because so far there were no systems to do that.

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