[Linux-aus] comment for an article on Government website accessibility

Avi Miller avi.miller at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:43:10 EST 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Tom Sparks <tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> it still not boot and play

I'm not sure what your point is -- Apple created Boot Camp to
non-destructively repartition the GUID/EFT based MacOS X partition and
provides BIOS emulation to allow non-EFI compliant operating systems
to boot on Apple hardware. Sure, you can't just boot Windows XP or
Vista on an Intel-based Apple Mac, but you can boot Windows Server
2008 and Windows 7 natively (they both support EFI). I've used Boot
Camp to happily dual-boot with MacOS X and Ubuntu, btw -- so it's not
just for Windows.

So again -- you can't run MacOS X on non-Apple hardware, but  you can
very easily run (boot and play, if you wish) non-Apple operating
systems on Apple hardware.


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