viernes, enero 27

OSX para todos

The Contest
My new Apple MacBook is shipping on the 15th of February. I told my boss that this would replace my IBM desktop and I could boot Windows XP on it. I am still confident it can be done. I am giving $100 of my own money and offering anyone else who would like the instructions on how to Dual boot these two operating systems the ability to give some of their money into the pot as a prize for the person / group that can make dual-booting Mac OS X and Windows XP happen on an Intel Mac. Good Luck

The Rules
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)
4. The first person to email complete instructions, including pictures of the boot process to will be the winner. Instructions will be peer reviewed once they are received and once the solution is guaranteed working, the prize money will be transferred via paypal
5. You give this website the rights to post your solution
6. If it is determined impossible to boot Windows on the Mac by March 23, 2006, all donations will be donated to a charitable cause (please send suggestions to If you donated prior to 2006/01/23 2:10pm CST, and you do not wish to donate to charity, I will return your money minus the paypal fee
7. You cannot use virtualization software such as Xen or VMWare

Donations are done through paypal so your transaction is safe. Please dont send less than $1 since everything will go to paypal. $1 = $.33 to paypal. If you donate $10 or more (as of 17:36 cst 2006-01-25), send me your website address in the notes, I'll post a link below.

La cuantia del premio iva por los 7535$ a las 05:43 CST del dia 27/01/2006 cuando vi esto, esperemos que la cuantia suba y que suban tambien los participantes y asi las posibilidades de que esto salga adelante pronto.

Mientras tanto podeis hecharle un ojo a la lista de aplicaciones ya disponibles para ser ejecutadas con un procesador intel por trabajar nativamente.

Vias Microsiervos y Alt1040.


At 27 enero, 2006 17:34, Blogger -J- said...

No se confunda, joven padawan.
Lo que se busca ahí es poder arrancar Windows XP en un Mac con Intel, no arrancar OS X en un Intel cualquiera, que es distinto y puede que nunca se logre satisfactoriamente.


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