updated 05:30 pm EDT, Mon April 9, 2007
Apple iPod celebration
In brief: Apple today promoted its iPod sales milestone, while a guide shows how to dual-boot both Mac OS X and Windows XP on a PC and Apple expects to open its first store in Alabama later this week. To accompany its announcement of selling over 100 million iPods, Apple has also posted a special splash image on its front page, depicting a collage of iPods in the shape of a heart. This same image has found its way into a full-page newspaper ad, which was printed today in the Wall Street Journal. The first iPod was originally released in November 2001, and featured only 5GB of storage and a black & white screen (clickwheel not included).
Dual-booting Mac OS X on a PC
While Boot Camp enables Macs to run Windows XP or Vista, a new guide from profit42 explains how to do the opposite, installing Mac OS X 10.4.9 on a PC dedicated to Vista. Requirements include 6GB of hard drive space, a Mac OS X 10.4.8 disk image, and an AMD or Intel processor with SSE2 support. profit42 notes however that this process may be illegal unless users are official Apple developers, or at least own a registered version of the OS.
First Alabama Apple Store
The first Apple Store in the state of Alabama is scheduled to open April 14th in Birmingham, according to ifoAppleStore. Only 34 other states have so far received an Apple retail outlet. The Birmingham shop will be located within The Summit, a mall targeted at an upper-class market, which was reputedly reluctant to accept a computer retailer until a 500,000 square-foot expansion was built.