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SteveM

Making Good Progress for Windows XP

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Interesting...though really, It doesn't seem as If he's gotten that much farther than the others who got Windows Vista to begin booting. In both cases, they've really only gotten midway into the boot process. Still, It's nice to see that all hope for getting Windows XP to work hasn't been abandoned in favour of Vista!

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why the progress of booting windows is going slower than linux?

that's because of the 10000bucks contest! everyone is keeping their stuff private...

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I'm not saying that a competitive contest is not inhibiting progress, for it most certainly is. However, the issue is also with closed source software. In order to deal with bios calls in propietary software, you need to hex edit files, and hack away at disassembled binaries that are harder to decipher than common assembly language. With linux, mostly, everything is binary, and the programmers can see (and change) whats going on under the hood. Linux was easy by comparison, yes. I don't think we'll see XP running natively on the macs unless a lot of work is put into it. Whats more likely to be seen soon is Windows running on a light emulation client sitting on top of the EFI, as a sort of psuedo-CSM.

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