Dell would love its PCs to run Mac OS X

By Derek Sooman on June 17, 2005, 3:11 PM
Just yesterday we were discussing Apple's move to Intel, and how we hopefully will get the ability to run Microsoft Windows operating systems on Macs. But what about the other way round - Mac OS X on a PC?

Dell thinks that itís a great idea, and would just love to run XP on its machines.

The goal, of course, is to get Dell PCs running Mac OS X. The reasoning is there's only a short step from Intel-powered Macs to Intel-powered PCs running Mac OS X, now that Intel chips are making their way into Macs. As it stands now, however, the OS is only supported on Mac hardware using the PowerPC.
However, it does not seem likely. Apple are still firm in their decision to make Mac OS X run on Apple only hardware.

"Apple has no plans to offer Mac OS X for personal computers from other manufacturers," said an Apple spokeswoman. "Also, a flip side of that, Apple has no plans to sell or support Windows. Mac OS X will only run on Mac computers designed by Apple."

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