Sunday, February 26, 2006

XP on MacTel: via Linux and VMware

The initial enthusiasm for booting XP on a MacTel machine has waned. The problem may be intractable without risky hardware hacks.

So attention has moved to an odd alternative: Boot Linux, then run VMWare on Linux, then XP on VMWare: Mac OS X Internals: XP (VMware) on the Intel-based Macintosh.

It sure sounds odd, but it plays to the vast strength of Linux -- the ability to port to new platforms. It's easy to imagine a stripped down distro that would package just enough Linux to support VMWare. So one would reboot a MacTel machine to Linux/VMWare/XP ...

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