Apr 5, 2006
I was browsing my favorite Apple Computer news sites and found a news item I totally missed. Apparently Apple is developing technology to make it possible to run Windows XP on Intel Macs. This is not the same project as found on OnMac.net. Apple is running a public beta right now and this functionally should find it’s way as a full product in Mac OS X Leopard (10.5?).
Anybody that knows me is aware that on my primary desktop I have 99% fully switched from Windows to OS X. There are still a few applications I require in Windows. Sadly I really miss PC gaming but that is for another post. This news pretty much clinches my next laptop purchase is going to be an Apple. Having an Apple created option to run Windows on a MacBook Pro is a huge draw for me. I would really like to retire my clunky old laptop but still have access to Windows XP/Vista if needed.
Also I would feel much safer running a solution like this with software patches and drivers created by Apple then a fan hack. Also hopefully they will have video drivers so gaming would be possible. Just a few thoughts for my fans to “chew” on as well to give me a reminder NOT to purchase a new laptop until 10.5 is released.