It has been done!
The $14000 contest to get Windows XP to boot on the new Intel hardware from Apple is over as of today. (via slashdot)



  1. david says:

    Here’s the new contest: make them boot and simultaneously operate side-by-side.

  2. Mike W says:

    Wow…that’s great! Now I know it’s possible to do something I would never want to do! 😉

  3. Lou says:

    Gee what a surprise. I’m surprised it even took this long!

  4. Donald says:

    $20,000 to get OSX working properly on all non Apple PCs.

  5. Ben D says:

    I’m still not sure why this is so hard. I’ve been Tri-booting XP/Linux/OSX on my Dell for months!

  6. Awake says:

    Yummy…. now I can run the better OS (Windows) on the better hardware (Apple).

    MacOS = Windows with training wheels.

  7. Rick says:

    Yeah, yeah…I’m a mac-head too, but booting Windoze on a Mac is NOT just a trivial blip. Mac heads know that there will always be that last taunt or gouge or whatever you like to call it when the boss/company/guy across town has some piece of crap software (or even a great piece of software) or a document that is read only by Windoze-able software and you have to find a way to deal with it…got a Mac at work, great…got a Mac at work but everyone uses some Windoze inventory programme with proprietary file types? Yeah, you are hosed. It’d be nice to just put an end to THAT being reason enough to forgo the Mac.

    If I have to open one more Micro$oft Word document because no one seems to use anything but that as the standard…I’m gonna…well, I’m gonns shut up and use Pages or some OTHER programme…but, like booting Windoze on a Mac, there was a time I just had to use the programme that made it…booting Windoze on a Mac is just another step in taking that ownership away from PC folks and opening up the content of things…as it should be.

  8. Why didn’t Microsoft do it themselves?? There is a conspiracy going on.
    Do these guys secretly work for Microsoft? Maybe Microsoft wanted to test the waters and see how popular this may be before they mass produce any official XP pro’s for the MAC

  9. Mike Cannali says:

    Ah, but now for the real test. How long on the phone to Redmond to get support?

  10. Thrall says:

    wtf is the point? I really really want OSX on pc. Now osx86 works I understand. I mean I installed it and it worked.

    so answer me this..

    Why wont the retail version of OSX for the intel mac’s (osx86) work for a pc? I mean if it needs some hacking , fine. I love hacking.

  11. SignOfZeta says:

    Finally I can have a Mac that sucks!

  12. ranron says:

    Now that Windows XP runs on the new Intel Macs, I want to say that will be my next computer: a 17-inch MacBook Pro (When its released…). I’ve wanted to try a Mac for a long time, but now that I can still do work on it, it seems awesome.

    Now expect lawsuits from Apple.

  13. Angel H. Wong says:

    To those who can’t open an Office Document on a Mac: Get Open Office.


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