Do virtual machines make you safe?
It’s not just the CPU, but also the chipset. Apple is using an Intel chipset, like almost every motherboard vendor who makes Intel-compatible motherboards. That’s not to take any style points away from Apple; they still win big in that area. It’s not like Apple is shipping putty-colored plain boxes all of a sudden.
Running Windows on your Mac
So what does the Mac have to do with Windows? As you may know, the new Intel Macs can also run Windows XP natively. You have a couple of ways to install Windows XP on a Mac like you would any other PC. If you’re interested in a little of the history, there was a contest to see if someone could hack up the EFI bootloaders on the Mac enough to make them load Windows XP. About a month ago, a winner was declared and he was awarded just under $14,000 USD for his work. The money had been donated by a number of people who wanted to see it done.
Then, on Apr. 5, Apple announced a beta version of Boot Camp. Boot Camp is essentially Apple’s version of the exact same hack, except that since it comes straight from Apple, it’s not a "hack." They also did it much more elegantly. Apple’s version will dynamically repartition your hard drive to make room for Windows, it burns a driver CD for you, and it updates the BI
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All Windows Secrets articles posted on 2006-04-13:
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- Over the Horizon Internet Explorer still has holes left
- Patch Watch April showers bring April patches
- Woody's Windows Pinning a tail on the Start menu donkey
- Perimeter Scan Do virtual machines make you safe?
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