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Frisch
03-10-2006, 11:28 PM
One of the big obstacles is that although both the Macintosh OS and Windows now use Intel chips, the two operating systems have different ways of booting up.

Mac fans have held out considerable hope that the next version of Windows would be easier to load on Macs than Windows XP, because like Mac OS X, Vista will use Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) to aid the boot process. Older versions of Windows have used Basic Input Output System (BIOS).

Link (http://news.com.com/No+Vista+on+Macs+horizon/2100-1006_3-6048250.html)

speed bump
03-11-2006, 11:08 AM
Mac fans have held out considerable hope that the next version of Windows would be easier to load on Macs than Windows XP, because like Mac OS X, Vista will use Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) to aid the boot process. Older versions of Windows have used Basic Input Output System (BIOS).

That has to be the craziest thing I have ever read. Mac users wanting Windows.

IYP
03-18-2006, 05:08 PM
heh, that lasted long enough

[XC] leviathan18
03-18-2006, 06:46 PM
vista wont support EFI...

Frisch
03-18-2006, 08:23 PM
vista wont support EFI...
Almost true.


However, Apple Senior Software Architect Cameron Esfahani said that his understanding is that only 64-bit versions of Vista will support EFI. To this point, all of the Intel Macs have used 32-bit chips.

antipop
03-19-2006, 11:13 PM
Well now that the XP can be installed, i don't see why vista will pose much of a problem

vengance_01
04-05-2006, 11:42 PM
Yup Mac books are Vista ready:)