Mactels won't support Vista

By Derek Sooman on March 13, 2006, 2:46 PM
Folks with hopes of running Windows Vista on their shiny new Intel based Macs are going to be disappointed its emerged that Intel based Macs are unlikely to support the next generation OS from Microsoft. It turns out that the new EFI architecture is only supported by the 64-bit version of Windows Vista, and (of course) Apple is using 32-bit Intel chips in its new Macs. EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) is responsible for managing the startup process until the operating system can take over, and the first versions of Windows Vista will not offer any support for the EFI architecture. However, many have been successful in running Windows on the new Macs via some form of emulator.




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DragonMaster said:
[quote]and (of course) Apple is using 32-bit Intel chips in its new Macs.[/quote]Congrats Apple! You're doing great step backwards! I suppose it's iPod's popularity that made the quality go down as with every companies that have something popular?
Phantasm66 said:
But when Apple goes dual core 64bit, they will run Vista I think. I think they will ship with a choice of Vista or Mac OS X at that time. But that is a couple of years away.
DragonMaster said:
And then I remember a Mac user telling that he used Macs not to have M$ software. He also had IE and M$ office on the machine...
DragonMaster said:
[quote] But when Apple goes dual core 64bit, they will run Vista I think. I think they will ship with a choice of Vista or Mac OS X at that time. But that is a couple of years away. [/quote]What's the idea of first having 32-bit processors?
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