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Sorry, MacTel owners: Windows Vista won't support EFI

Marc Perton
03.10.06
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Mac owners hoping to boot Windows on their new Intel-based boxes have been pinning their hopes on Vista, which reportedly would be able to boot using Intel's Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), the BIOS replacement implemented on the MacTel computers. However, those hopes were just dashed, as Microsoft has announced that EFI support will be delayed until the release of Longhorn Server, currently scheduled for sometime next year. Of course, all hope is not lost: guerrilla efforts to get Windows to run on MacTel boxes continue, and there's always the possibility that VMWare, WINE or a similar solution will make booting into Windows a non-issue. And if you really just need a break from OS X, there's always Linux.

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