Vista Will Run on Macintosh…….Wow!
Even on Intel chips, Macs will not be able to run Windows XP because Intel Macs don’t use BIOS like Windows XP does. Macs use what’s known as Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), developed by Intel, which is not supported on Windows XP. However, Microsoft’s Vista will natively support EFI. Currently Microsoft supports EFI only on 64-bit Windows XP as well as Itanium versions. For those of us running 32-bit Windows XP, we are out of luck. Of course, unless someone comes up with a way to tweak Windows XP to support EFI.
At the Macworld Expo in San Francisco when the Apple executives confirmed that Windows Vista will run on their Intel-based iMac desktops and the MacBook Pro computers, it came as a shocker to most observers in the technology industry. Apple has always resisted allowing any version of Windows operating system running on their platform. They want to stay away from Windows as much as possible. I use both Windows and Macs on a regular basis. I can’t wait to install Vista on a Mac.