Frankenstein’s Mac

This is so very wrong. BBC News: Hackers get Mac running Windows.

Hackers have managed to get Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system running on an Apple Mac computer. The success ends a competition started to see if the feat was even possible when Apple unveiled computers that used Intel chips. The pair who managed the feat won $13,854 (£7,895) in prize money for their trouble. The software used to put Windows on the Mac is now being circulated so others can try to replicate the success.

The hackers who won the contest created a custom copy of Windows XP that had modifications made to the installation files to get it working with the Apple boot system.

Mac OS X is a beautiful thing. You can measure its uptime in days, not minutes, and it hasn’t crashed once in the five months since we got the machine. These Franken-Macs are works of evil.


  1. I have to admit I’m baffled by the attempts to run Windows on Macs. People use Macs for many reasons, but a main one is to AVOID WINDOWS.

  2. This is extremely evil… we were “upgraded” to XP at work and now everything is so slow I can hardly stand it!

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