updated 05:20 pm EST, Tue February 14, 2006
Windows XP on OS X
A contest to see who can get Windows XP to run in Mac OS X on an Intel-based Mac is underway. The contest states "independence of OS choice is the main aim of this contest. The host OS is the stable, accessible and secure Mac OS X on Intel. Guest OS's are a broad choice of systems from Windows to Linux." The point of the contest is not that Windows be able to run on a Mac, but that Windows and Mac OS X "cohabit" in the computer. "The application must boot either Windows XP or Windows 2000 in Mac OS X on any intel Mac without emulating the processor. This contest does not cover any other Operating System (e.g. Linux) even if they can run" and "Windows must run at nearly native speed." The deadline for the contest is June 17, 2006, with the prize money so far set at €178.60 so far.
This is the second of such contests, the first of which has a prize of $11,318 so far for whichever person can get Windows XP to dual boot with Mac OS X on a new MacBook Pro. Those who donate to the prize pot will be given access to the winning information on how to go about booting the two OSs.