Now that Apple have moved to Intel processors, boffins in darkened rooms out there are trying out Mac OS X on machines powered by the processors - and are being pleased with what they have found. What is more, installations of Windows XP on the Intel based Macs seems to be jolly fast as well, lending weight to the notion that we really will, in the Intel based Mac, get a good all-in-one platform for running Mac OS X, Windows and even Linux together.

"It's fast," said one developer source of Mac OS X running on Intel's Pentium processors. "Faster than [Mac OS X] on my Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5." In addition to booting Windows XP at blazing speeds, the included version of Mac OS X for Intel takes "as little as 10 seconds" to boot to the Desktop from when the Apple logo first displays on screen.