On Friday 03 March 2006 08:17, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > If I puchase one of the new MacBook Pro's,
> > what is the probability that I will be able to run (a) Linux, (b)
> > Windows
> > on it at some point in the near future (say the next 6 months)?
>> a) Given that Linux has already been booted on the Intel iMac, I'd say
> reasonably high, albeit possibly not with support for certain bits e.g.
> WiFi, Bluetooth.
Thanks for the info.
I'm surprised WiFi and Bluetooth should be particularly difficult.
I would have thought they were reasonably OS-independent.
> b) Reasonably low. I believe there's currently a community bounty of >
> $100K for the person who gets XP running on an Intel iMac, but there
> have been no murmurings of success yet. One fundamental problem is the
> boot process of the new Macs, which XP doesn't support. Linux didn't
> support it either, but it didn't take long to add it. Lack of
> availability of source code will make that rather harder for Windows.
> Of course the question that has to be asked for a) U b) is : WHY
> would you want to ?
So the grand-daughter can play Sims-2.
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