Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jan 2006 20:14 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Apple Computer Guru has a theoretical solution to the Intel-Macs-Won't-Boot-Windows problem. All you need, according to him, is a set of Acronis applications, a clean install of Windows XP on another computer, Vista boot files, bcdedit, a Windows Vista DVD, and of course an Intel Mac. Please note that all of his ideas are pure theory, as he does not own a MacBook Pro or Intel iMac. Someone who does should try to verify this.
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Moochman
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2005-07-06

People moving from Windows PCs to Macs still want to be able to play their old games, and even existing Mac users will probably want to have access to the much wider array of Windows games out there. Especially considering the very decent graphics cards Apple tends to stock their systems with, this seems like the top reason to run Windows on a Macintel.

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tiiim Member since:
2005-09-02

well you could say its the games. But the Mac has an ever so increasing range of games being developed for it. Sure they maybe a bit lagged behind at the moment but in some ways that is a great quality filter. Also at the moment it useally means all the flopped games don't make it. Their are only a few good games out there. However as the mac increases market share so will the amount of games. Once that happens then why run XP or whatever?

Im a mac user and have used Linux, BSD, XP,2003 etc and i can honestly say Apple's OS is superb. With XP its true why would anybody want to run it. To tell you the truth this whole Windows on Mac blah blah is nothing more than who can be the first coolest uber hacker to get it working then they can claim the fame and said i did it. Once this is done this whole novety idea of running Windows on the mac will die down. Sure there maybe some weirdos who want to run a poorer made system (IMHO) than a better qaulity one but that is up to them. Wouldnt it be easier at the moment just to get Linux running on it? Surely some distro out their is making support as we speak for it. But the whole point of buying a Mac is for Mac OS X. Yes its nice to have several OS but it comes quite annoying with reboots. What we need is a master OS with something like VMWARE or pref some freeware app able to run others. Like OS X as the master OS and Linux and Windows ran on top or something now that would make more sense! Give it up, the days of restarting are going out the Window.

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Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

well you could say its the games. But the Mac has an ever so increasing range of games being developed for it.

It's still the games people will do it for. And of course all the software for which there are no Mac equivalents. Stuff people need to use for their work for example.

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alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

"Sure there maybe some weirdos who want to run a poorer made system (IMHO) than a better qaulity one..."

The whole problem in a nutshell. They, and they are 95% of the world, don't think it is inferior, and they are not weirdos. Now, you don't have to share their preferences and tastes. But you really should stop calling people weird just because they have different tastes. They are no more weird than you are.

Maybe less?

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