Windows on a Mac – That Is So 1996

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All signs pointed to Windows running on the new Macs. The question will be, how fast. It was a dog ten years ago. Here’s the latest PR-speak from Apple:

“but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple’s superior hardware, now that we use Intel processors,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing (emphasis mine).

It will run better than the first PC compatiblity attempt from Apple, but I see lots of benchmark testing coming calling the “superior hardware” line into question.


5 Responses

  1. Andy,
    My parents bought one of these, thinking it would end the PC/Mac wars in our house and the need for two separate computers…. “It was a dog” is a massive understatement. So, I too am wary.

  2. This is just a step down the road to its logical corrolary: running Mac OS on a PC. Apple is flexing its muscles.

    Leveraging the cheap hardware and customer base of PC users to sell Mac OS will be where the bucks are. That’s what I’m waiting for. Dells bundled with Mac OS.

    Mac loyalists, small in number, will still pay the premium to own the more expensive Mac. And for those users, there will probably be “workhorse” features to keep them enticed.

    Macs are just cooler, less dorky. Admit it, Andy! They’re cooler!!

  3. Of course the Mac hardware is now superior. But to what? It’s superior to the old Macs that ran on Motorola chips, for one.

    Of course, Steve Jobs once said the G5 was superior to any Intel chip. But that was then, and this is now. The old statement must be “inoperative,” to quote Nixon’s old press agent.

    Good way-back-machine look at the reality distortion field. I like Macs fine. I guess it must be Apple I’m so skeptical of. 🙂

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