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Windows XP now boots on Intel Macs?

It was only a matter of time

Developers have taken less than a month to make it possible to run Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac.

The 'Windows XP on an Intel Mac' contest has been declared officially over on the competition website, with the developer responsible expected to receive the hefty $13,854 (about £7,935) prize fund, itself donated by the online community.

A note on the site reads: "The contest has been won – updates to follow shortly."

It also confirms a plan to maintain and develop the code that allows Mac users to run Windows XP. "All further donations will go into an account to sustain the open-source project that will be launched with the initial solution," it says.

The competition required the winning entry to be capable of booting Windows XP on an Intel Mac. It also required that both Mac and Windows must co-exist on the machine, with users being offered a choice of which OS to launch when they start their Mac up.

Engadget has a link to a 7.7MB video that purports to show the dual-boot Mac starting up.

Reports claim the solution will work on all presently available Intel Macs.

The full solution should be revealed "later".

This story first appeared on Macworld.co.uk.


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