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MacBytes
Jan 18, 2006, 09:56 AM
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arn
Jan 18, 2006, 09:59 AM
um.. at your own risk I suppose. :)

arn

LimeiBook86
Jan 18, 2006, 10:21 AM
um.. at your own risk I suppose. :)

arn
Looks interesting but, yes I suppose you can mess up your machine pretty bad if you mess up. :p

SiliconAddict
Jan 18, 2006, 10:25 AM
And thus begins the tinkering to get XP/Vista on the Mac. MY original 1 week estimate may have been a bit premature. Lets shoot for 2 months. By Saturday March 18th maybe? :cool:

RichP
Jan 18, 2006, 10:35 AM
And thus begins the tinkering to get XP/Vista on the Mac. MY original 1 week estimate may have been a bit premature. Lets shoot for 2 months. By Saturday March 18th maybe? :cool:

Hell, our powermacintelbooktops ship by Feb 15! Come on, figure this out someone!

I do feel like we are getting closer...although I honestly thought this was going to be very easy to do a dual boot install, or at least have windows running, then some time before we see a VPC-like application.

PubGuy
Jan 18, 2006, 11:01 AM
Well, you don't have to wait too long. Check this from http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/01/17/wintel.2.0.for.mactels/

Tuesday, January 17th - OpenOSX ships WinTel 2.0 for Mactels:
OpenOSX today began shipping its WinTel 2.0 emulator software with Universal binaries, bringing nearly native emulated x86 performance to Apple's new Intel-based Macs and allowing Mac users to run Microsoft Windows with increased speed. WinTel is designed to be an easy-to-use solution for configuring and utilizing the open-source Bochs software, which allows x86- or Pentium-based operating systems to run on Macintosh computers. OpenOSX WinTel includes 10 ready-to-use disk images of open-source x86-based operating systems which FreeBSD, Red Hat, Linux, FreeDOS and others. WinTel 2.0 has been successfully tested running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows XP Professional. Wintel 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and is available for $25 via download, while upgrades from previous versions are priced at $15.

Also, if you scroll to the user comments, the person on Comment 5 is actually installing XP on his new Intel iMac. That's pretty fast. Remember that it took Microsoft almost a year to get VPC working with a G5. Here the open source community already has a working solution!

LimeiBook86
Jan 18, 2006, 11:38 AM
Well, you don't have to wait too long. Check this from http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/01/17/wintel.2.0.for.mactels/

Tuesday, January 17th - OpenOSX ships WinTel 2.0 for Mactels:
OpenOSX today began shipping its WinTel 2.0 emulator software with Universal binaries, bringing nearly native emulated x86 performance to Apple's new Intel-based Macs and allowing Mac users to run Microsoft Windows with increased speed. WinTel is designed to be an easy-to-use solution for configuring and utilizing the open-source Bochs software, which allows x86- or Pentium-based operating systems to run on Macintosh computers. OpenOSX WinTel includes 10 ready-to-use disk images of open-source x86-based operating systems which FreeBSD, Red Hat, Linux, FreeDOS and others. WinTel 2.0 has been successfully tested running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows XP Professional. Wintel 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and is available for $25 via download, while upgrades from previous versions are priced at $15.

Also, if you scroll to the user comments, the person on Comment 5 is actually installing XP on his new Intel iMac. That's pretty fast. Remember that it took Microsoft almost a year to get VPC working with a G5. Here the open source community already has a working solution!

Reports on Digg.com weren't too happy about it, people sent the company money and got nothing, I don't think this should be trusted. It's probably a gimmick.

nylon
Jan 18, 2006, 11:59 AM
Reports on Digg.com weren't too happy about it, people sent the company money and got nothing, I don't think this should be trusted. It's probably a gimmick.

You mean a scam. Yeah it is. Check out the reviews on Versiontracker.com.

jholzner
Jan 18, 2006, 01:34 PM
Well, you don't have to wait too long. Check this from http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/01/17/wintel.2.0.for.mactels/

Tuesday, January 17th - OpenOSX ships WinTel 2.0 for Mactels:
OpenOSX today began shipping its WinTel 2.0 emulator software with Universal binaries, bringing nearly native emulated x86 performance to Apple's new Intel-based Macs and allowing Mac users to run Microsoft Windows with increased speed. WinTel is designed to be an easy-to-use solution for configuring and utilizing the open-source Bochs software, which allows x86- or Pentium-based operating systems to run on Macintosh computers. OpenOSX WinTel includes 10 ready-to-use disk images of open-source x86-based operating systems which FreeBSD, Red Hat, Linux, FreeDOS and others. WinTel 2.0 has been successfully tested running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows XP Professional. Wintel 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and is available for $25 via download, while upgrades from previous versions are priced at $15.

Also, if you scroll to the user comments, the person on Comment 5 is actually installing XP on his new Intel iMac. That's pretty fast. Remember that it took Microsoft almost a year to get VPC working with a G5. Here the open source community already has a working solution!


I read a post somewhere earlier today that some used it and got Windows installed but it was no where NEAR native speed. If I can find that post I'll be back.

LimeiBook86
Jan 18, 2006, 02:22 PM
You mean a scam. Yeah it is. Check out the reviews on Versiontracker.com.
Yeah haha, looks like I was right. For those of you who are interested just wait until someone has some time to play around with the machines, eventually they'll be a solution that's free. It's only a matter of time, just give it a month or so :D