Free Hogg

01.11.06

Apple and Microsoft make a software agreement.

Filed under: Apple, Mac, Microsoft, Software — Hogg @ 12:40 pm

Update: XP will not run on the new MacBooks or iMacs, only Windows Vista according to BetaNews.

For at least the next five years, Apple won’t do anything to keep users from running Windows on their new Intel-based machines.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that the company won’t sell or support Windows itself, but also hasn’t done anything to preclude people from loading Windows onto the machines themselves.

“That’s fine with us. We don’t mind,” Schiller said. “If there are people who love our hardware but are forced to put up with a Windows world, then that’s OK.”

Microsoft, Apple Sign 5-Year Software Pact (MSNBC)

There you have it. All of us Windows people are running out of excuses to try out a Mac machine.

Tristan Louis’ weblog has a nice comparison chart featuring the new MacBook Pro, the Powerbook G4, and the Acer Travelmate 8200

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