Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2006 21:39 UTC
Apple Apple Computer's announcement of new Macs based on processors from Intel raises an interesting question: Since both the Mac and Windows operating systems now run on Intel-based hardware, shouldn't it be easy to run both on the same computer? That simple question deserves a simple answer. But there isn't one - at least not right now. Reaching the nirvana of running the two most popular desktop operating systems on one machine is a lot harder than you might expect.
Thread beginning with comment 87964
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Reason is simple
by Drumhellar on Sat 21st Jan 2006 00:21 UTC in reply to "Reason is simple"
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

Itanium uses EFI. Windows boots on that just fine. I doubt it'd take much to make a future version of Windows for x86 boot.

It's not likely to happen anytime soon, but if Microsoft were to find value in ditching the current PC bios in favor of something more modern, an available platform would give them extra leverage to initiate change.

Of course, that's a big if.

Reply Parent Score: 1