Intel-powered Macs can run Windows


— 12:18 PM on January 11, 2006

Apple has confirmed that it won't prevent users from running Windows on Intel-based Macs.

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that the company won't sell or support Windows itself, but also hasn't done anything to preclude people from loading Windows onto the machines themselves.

"That's fine with us. We don't mind," Schiller said. "If there are people who love our hardware but are forced to put up with a Windows world, then that's OK."

The ability to run Windows could make Apple hardware more attractive to users with no interest in switching to OS X. Gamers should be particularly pleased with the ability to dual-boot, too.
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