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Windows XP on an Intel Mac Contest Won -- Solution Posted

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by soham, Mar 16, 2006.

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  1. soham

    soham New Member

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    The contest is now officially over

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    So it's official. A programmer named Blanka was able to get past all of the EFI issues and has provided a working solution to natively run Windows XP on an a Mac. The programmer can now claim the $13,854 prize thanks to his video of the installation and booting of Microsoft's ubiquitous OS on an Intel-based iMac. Winxponmac.com posted this on its site:

    Contest has been won. All further donations will go into an account to sustain the open source project that will be launched with the initial solution

    You can head on over to Engadget to see a 7.7MB video of Windows XP on a Mac.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the contest, here were the rules for $13k prize:

    1. Instructions must boot Windows XP (at least), not Vista or any other version of Windows.
    2. Windows must be able to coexist with Mac OS X and each system may not interfere with the operation of the other (basically a traditional dual boot system where one OS is running at a time)
    3. Your method, upon starting the computer, must offer the user to boot either OS X or Windows XP (hint: GRUB / LILO)


    Source: Dailytech
     
  2. RCuber

    RCuber The Mighty Unkel!!! Staff Member

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    hmmmm Steve jobs has lot of thinking to do now to save mac users from this .
     
  3. Dreamer

    Dreamer Dreaming is THE art...

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    has any mac user here has tried this yet :?:
     
  4. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Wow that's cool. Now geeks can think of getting intel macs more seriously.
     
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    I don't think steve jobs is goin 2 be unhappy as he has himself mentioned that he doesnot have any problem if anyone tries to install xp on a mac. moreover it will lead to increase in sales of mac.
     
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    WOW !!! now MACS r gonna break into the world . now can anybody run MacOS for intel macs on a ibm pc clone? mebbe we can start a new contest for that .. i'm prepared to put up .. wht did they start wid? 5$? :lol:
     
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    wow!! that's gr8!!
    now i shud try to install xp on my iMac.
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Which fool, after buying a mac, wud love windows ? :p not me
     
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    they are to be called adventurous not fools.
    as for myself, i am not a fool for trying win xp on a mac n when did i say that i love windows.
    nay, i rather prefer mac than xp and am trying it on a mac for the sake of fun and adventure of doing something different.
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    ya on that I agree but if it werent for the prize I wudnt try that coz I have had enough trouble seeing windows all these yrs and If I get a mac there is no lookin back...
     
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    Me Niether
     
  12. Choto Cheeta

    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    me think otherway....

    me would love to have that as to test how it works.... :twisted:
     
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    Now A mac user can play most of the games...

    Windows XP for Games
    Mac OS for productive works. It will be nice.
     
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