No Vista on Intel-based Mac

News from Cnet, the next generation of Windows, Vista, won't be able to run on Intel-based Mac.

Apple Senior Software Architect Cameron Esfahani said that his understanding is that only 64-bit versions of Vista will support EFI. To this point, all of the Intel Macs have used 32-bit chips.
In addition, while EFI has the prospects for supporting many older types of software and hardware, Apple has not included much of that "legacy" code in its EFI implementation.

"Windows is a legacy OS," he said to laughter and applause from the crowd. "We don't have legacy support."


Microsoft also reportedly told another IDF session on Thursday that the initial release of Vista won't be supporting EFI at all. reported that a Microsoft panelist told IDF attendees that EFI support won't be coming until some later release of Vista.

Reference: No Vista on Mac's horizon (Cnet, 9 March 2006)

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