Re: [NTLK] [OT]Concerning Apple's Switch to Intel Chips...

Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 09:24:10 PDT

On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 11:13:24PM +1000, Toby Hutton wrote:
> On Jun 14 '05, Alex Santos wrote:
> > I read that too. Perhaps PC BIOS is included. Yahoo. boy when Longhorn
> > comes out it will run or atleast MS will be delayed due to making a
> > runaround the new built in BIOS on macs. Careful this is just my
> > assumption based on what was written below.
> I read somewhere that OF is definitely out, but I also read that EFI is
> most likely in. There is absolutely no reason for Apple to put PC
> BIOSs in their macs instead of the much more modern and Intel designed
> (and therefore endorsed) EFI.
> A bonus with EFI is it doesn't require real mode which PC BIOSs do. The
> Mac wouldn't need real mode either of course. I wonder if it'd be
> possible for Intel to produce an x86 chip that didn't support real
> mode..? That'd probably reduce the complexity a little bit.
> When Apple say they won't stop Windows from running on their Macs it
> doesn't mean they'll go out of their way to let it run. And there's no
> reason why Windows can't support EFI. It probably already does, I don't
> know.

Yes, it does: There is a Windows version for Itanium systems and those
thankfully haven gotten rid of the old PC BIOS and use EFI.


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