Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:00 UTC, submitted by MacWereld
Apple "I figured out a way to get into the EFI menu on the new Intel iMac. I was attempting to install Vista, which did not work. As I discovered from poking around in the EFI there is no support for UDF or El Torito volumes. It seems only GPT and APM is supported. Writing a driver for EFI to support UDF should be easy enough for someone who knows how, one might even exist already. I'm going to give step-by-step instructions for getting in to the EFI so that some enterprising people will get to work on installing Windows."
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Yay, now I can run Windows on Macs!!!
by MightyPenguin on Fri 20th Jan 2006 15:04 UTC
MightyPenguin
Member since:
2005-11-18

I just think it's funny that the #1 thing everyone wants to do once they get the new macs is run Windows on it. Don't you hear yourselves? It's like you want the snobby 1337n355 factor of Macs with the applications of Windows. I just find it amusing.

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Kelson Member since:
2005-07-06

That's right....if they had Visio for OS X, I wouldn't need Windows. But they don't, so I do.

- Kelson

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alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

"I just think it's funny that the #1 thing everyone wants to do once they get the new macs is run Windows on it"

It is very interesting indeed. How many people actually want to do this is not clear. It could be just a few eccentrics, though the level of interest is seeming higher than that. What it suggests is that the conventional wisdom could be exactly the reverse of the truth. It could be that the reason people would buy macs, if they could, is purely for the hardware, if they could get them with the right OS on them. That the main thing wrong with macs, from the point of view of the market, is that they run OSX.

And so it suggests that the real opportunity for Apple might not be to license OSX for white boxes, but to license Windows to sell with their designer hardware.

One of the really fascinating things about the present environment is that this is about to become empirically testable for the first time. Sooner or later Windows will run in native mode, and then we will see. Can't wait.

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Kelson Member since:
2005-07-06

No....I think it is that we really do want to run OS X for everything we can, but we need to run Windows for very specific reasons.

At least that is the case for me and pretty much anyone that I know who has a Mac. In fact, while I'm sure there are people out there who do, I don't know of anyone who wants to buy a Mac to run Windows to the exclusion of OS X.

- Kelson

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Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft wants Apple to licens Windows and dump Mac OS X

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