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Intel iMac running XP!

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Matt T    0

I'm almost 100% certain that's just a custom made image he made to match Mac OS X' default grey boot screen. Wouldn't be surprised if you could replace it with anything you want.

Or do you mean something else?

If you take a look at this photo, you can see black ripples on the screen caused by the LCD pixels. Now take another look at the Windows logo screen - no such ripples are present.

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.Neo    1,834

Possibly because of the solid background? I know that when taking pictures of a monitor some backgrounds work better than others.

I does look a bit too perfect, can't argue with that.

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Matt T    0
Possibly because of the solid background? I know that when taking pictures of a monitor some backgrounds work better than others.
You'd know more about that than I would. But I still think it looks too perfect.

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Daedalus    0

NT

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Banzai    0

say what you like the contest has been won! which must mean there is some bootloader and all the photos are real! just a case of waiting now the the guide to be published

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gigapixels    99

If you take a look at this photo, you can see black ripples on the screen caused by the LCD pixels. Now take another look at the Windows logo screen - no such ripples are present.

Are you blind? I see ripples on that second screenie. Just look closely, they're definitely there.

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Malisk    142

Yes, everyone can stop speculating any fakeness in the screenshots.

The contest has now been won, and therefore also been checked by several people and confirmed to be a valid solution.

Slashdot has an article up here now:

http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/16/1329206

A thread on osx86project.org has confirmations from several testers that the procedure works on the 17" iMac, the Mac mini, and the MacBook Pro.

I know there are at least a few excited about this. :)

Mac's can dual boot Windows XP natively! :D

And congrats to the winner for $14K. :blink:

edit: Oh, and this winning project will now be launched into a full open source project for maintenance into the future. :)

Edited by Jugalator

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.Neo    1,834

cool

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kinetix63    21

*rubs hands* eeeeexcellent.

As soon as they release an iBook in Intel flavour, I shall be placing my order...

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myNando    9

Wow! Once the Macs have the two OS's installed, I wonder how they get it to start up in either OSX or XP...

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nicedreams    5

Easiest way to make a fake would be to have a PC under his desk and have the monitor part of the MAC plugged into the PC so it looks like he's doing it on a MAC. Since you see the Mac monitor (which works on PC) and a case or a visual of a Mac, it could get you to think that it is real.

If it is real.... More power to him.

I would think Apple would have more sales if you could just take any PC and put OSX on it. Some people have beefy hardware and dual booting with XP/OSX I would think would make more sales. All Linux distro's can dual boot with XP, why not an OSX version that can? Is it because of hardware compatiblity? Does OSX only work with a handfull of hardware?

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jackwanders    0

Eww, a Mini? Those will never be all that anyone could want in a computer. Their graphics card can't even handle HD. I'd rethink it if I were you, but if you're sure it's what you want then go for it!

Can't handle HD? The new Mac Mini handles HD resolutions and Core Video quite easily. At least the duo version does. I mean, why else would it ship with iMovie HD? Why else would a website dedicated to HD release THIS article?

Easiest way to make a fake would be to have a PC under his desk and have the monitor part of the MAC plugged into the PC so it looks like he's doing it on a MAC. Since you see the Mac monitor (which works on PC) and a case or a visual of a Mac, it could get you to think that it is real.

If it is real.... More power to him.

I would think Apple would have more sales if you could just take any PC and put OSX on it. Some people have beefy hardware and dual booting with XP/OSX I would think would make more sales. All Linux distro's can dual boot with XP, why not an OSX version that can? Is it because of hardware compatiblity? Does OSX only work with a handfull of hardware?

First, can you even hook an iMac to an external computer? The iMac is an all-in-one, there is no separate case.

As for releasing OSX for PCs...this has been beat to death a billion times.

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aristotle-dude    0

Guys, the contest is over. There is a download available. Anybody know of any mirrors?

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Toastyone    0

I don't think the download is out yet...but it will be soon

I know there are at least a few excited about this. :)

:D Oh yeah (Y) I am so going to be selling my current Mac and getting an Intel one...that is the only reason I have held off I wanted to be able to run XP, not for games so much as programs I have to run for work that only work on XP but now..... :D I can hopefully run them on my Mac :)

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NightmarE D    203

It's over

The contest has been won

There's a download available

People are still saying the photos and video are fake :laugh:

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.Neo    1,834

According to a Dutch Mac OS X forum you can select the OS of your choice (either Mac OS X or Windows) by pressing the arrow keys during the grey Apple boot screen. With the arrow keys you can toggle between an Apple logo (which will boot Mac OS X when leaving it alone) or a Windows flag (which will boot Windows when leaving it alone). It will boot Mac OS X when completely leaving it alone at all times.

If that's really the case it's a more than decent way to dual boot if you ask me. No crappy selection menu's etc.

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.Kompressor    8

Instructions and boot files available for download NOW!!!!!!!

http://www.condoski.com/download/

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Si    11

:|

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

See you all in a couple of hours then!

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Simon    177

I want my mac. Just 2 more years... If only I were rich.

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furby    0
Here is the page with the download mirrors:

http://www.condoski.com/download/

Sweet. No need to have two machines anymore. Can't wait to try this out. Great effort by narf and blanka. mmm Winmac

Edited by furby

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Bossstms    0

from what i see in the instruction we have to format the drive.

highsea said that you could resize the harddrive with the disk utility, anyone knows how to do that ???, and in the instruction there dosen't seem to be anywhere a place that says you have to create a boot partition but during the windows installed it says that we can see one ... (does the mac os install creates it ? )... ?!?

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Ironman273    1,096

How come I don't recall seeing that white screen with the Windows logo in the middle when I install it on my system? (I mean install Windows on a PC)

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Banzai    0

is this all sounds great and i would love to give this a try if i had a mac! but it looks terribly complicated for me and me and portioning never really works out it always ends with tears.

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