Windows on the Mac (again): The Killer Solution

This may be a bit far out – a suggestion that Apple will be able to let users run Windows XP apps under OS X without Windows and with, unlike Wine, 100% compatibility.

It’s an interesting idea. It would certainly piss a lot of people off (not least Microsoft, but probably many OS X developers as well) but the only major drawback is there is no way to take it forward – to bring Vista compatible apps over. But if Vista doesn’t take off (and there’s every chance an overdue resource hungry reheat of Tiger won’t be everyone’s cup of tea) it might make OS X Leopard look a very attractive upgrade route even to Windows only users… A faster machine capable of running five years worth of XP apps plus the latest software for Mac.

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