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Amateurs run Windows XP on a Mac
By Dean Takahashi
Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/technology/14121761.htm

CROSS-OVER CONTEST CODE COULD BE OFFERED AS OPEN SOURCE

A couple of amateur programmers have managed to do what Apple Computer didn't want them to: get Microsoft's Windows operating system to run on the Macintosh.

The two unidentified programmers, known as ``narf2006'' and ``blanka,'' won an unofficial online contest organized by Colin Nederkoorn, a 23-year-old employee of a shipping company in Austin, Texas. Nederkoorn's Web site said the winners' code had been tested and was available for downloading at www.onmac.net . He said he expected they would make it available as open source software.

Nederkoorn started the contest in January to see who could get Windows XP to run on the Macintosh, something some people have been asking for following Apple's announcement that it would switch to Intel-based chips. Nederkoorn put up a $100 reward for the winner, and solicited donations that ended up totaling more than $13,000. The winners will share that amount.

The solution enables the Windows XP service pack 2 version to run on a Mac. Nederkoorn wrote that traffic to his site has surged so much that he has had to get a new Internet host for the site. An Apple spokeswoman declined comment on the contest. Apple officials have said they have no desire for Windows to run on their hardware.
 

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there's an OSX bootable dvd image on torrent sites. supposedly it'll install OSX onto a pc. someone said you'll need amd 64 and higher and some version of intel i forgot.
 

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I have one that I've successfully installed. you need a intel or amd with sse2 or 3 on it. most athlon 64s and intel chips will have that.
 
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