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XP on a Mac (!), in other news Henry becomes the 16,376th person to blog this

For productivity and those who rely on OS-specific apps, it’s a blessing, but to Mac evangelists such as myself, this is a tad unsettling: Windows XP has successfully been installed on a MacTel. The two who created the workaround, remaining annonymous at the time of this writing, using the handles ‘Narf’ and ‘Blanka’, received $13,000+ in prize money from the pool at onmac.net, a site dedicated to finding a way to accomplish such a feat. The osx86 community and others alike have been feverishly working on such a solution since the first Intel-based Macs were anounced at MacWorld in January. The biggest hurdle has been getting around the new BIOS format, EFI, that the new Intel Chips utilize, but Windows XP does not support. In terms of my own personal opinion, I congratulate Narf and Blanka for accomplishing such a feat, but I think of Macs as an entirely different computer solution, and not just a different brand of boring Windows Machines. But it’s not like it’s a Microsoft-create port, so I shan’t feel too bad!

Apple’s movie service?

The rumors have been flying lately that Apple is going to be opening up a movie download section of the iTunes Music Store. Check this out:

http://apple.com/movies

No, it’s not a leaked Apple movie downloads site, but it doesn’t return a 404 error, which means it doesn’t exist. Instead, going to that webpage returns a 403 error, which means it’s forbidden, i.e. only administrators can see it. What could this be? Is it just a part of the quicktime site? Leave some feedback.


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