EFI, PCs and OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cbrain, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    Hi!

    Quick question, if EFI comes to PC's, won't that mean that you will be able to rum OS X on them? I hope not!
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    It's bound to eventually, BIOS is pretty ancient.

    FWIW I don't believe it's just EFI that separates OS X from generic PC's, but I could be mistaken.
     
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    NOT if M$ has anything to say about it, and believe me, they DO!

    Ancient? hell that's MS's specialty after all....look how long they've kept DOS & 3.1 code alive in Windblows............
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Apple could start using the hardware TPM modules that they appear to be building into all new Macs more seriously. This would lock out all but the most determined...
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    In fact, Vista was slated to support EFI. However, Microsoft removed EFI support from 32-bit Windows after Apple announced its switch to Intel. IIRC, EFI support is an integral part of 64-bit Vista.
     
  7. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    There are a handful of EFI PC's available today.

    Gateway used to sell a home media system that was EFI based.

    There are a few more out there too.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    This is well against Apple's licensing for MacOSX, but here's a good page on it from the guys who gave the world osx86:

    http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/EFI
     

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