June 7, 2005

An apple a day

As far as I can tell, this much has been clarified in the past 24 hours:

1. No, you will not be able to buy any old Intel PC and install OS X on it. No word on how Apple will preclude this from happening, but there's a good chance it will involve a chip the OS looks for and can only find on Apple motherboards.

2. While Apple will not provide any technical support for people who install Windows on Apple built Intel machines, there will be nothing in place to stop them from doing so.

From the two points above, it sounds like the dual OS PC could be a reality, but you will have to buy a Mac in order to have it, which is too bad, since Macs are prohibitively expensive and out of most consumers' price ranges.

1 comment:

Lara said...

But macs are so worth the extra couple dollars over the long run. I LOVE my powerbook, and it was the same price as the PC laptop I had before and it came with a 3 year warranty. Not more expensive at all.