Thursday, March 16, 2006
Windows on Mac possible!
Ever since narf posted that he'd managed to dual-boot Windows on a Mac, thus winning the $13,000 prize from windows.onmac.net, there's been loads of speculation of whether or not it was all a big con. Well, the solution has been verified and the files made available, along with a how to. They are available at these mirrors:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
I'm not a mac owner, but if I had the money I would probably now go out and buy one. A big problem preventing Apple gaining a bigger market share is the percieved incompatibility issues between Windows and Mac. Regardless of which is actually a better OS (I don't think there's much doubt about that), people will be glad to have the option to have Windows on their beautiful, shining new Intel Mac. The next step is to somehow sort out the licences with Microsoft so that some company can make a complete installation CD, including the bootloader, an OEM Windows installation and tools such as an automatic partition resizer with full GUI so that non-techies can install Windows quite happily.