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    XP on a Intel Mac Mini

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/15/x...ctel-the-movie
    Since they figured out how to boot Windows XP on intel macs, people on the forum can now install windows xp on their new mac mini's. One problem is hardware drivers, will everything still work? Like GPS and all.

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    why.... would... you... want... tooo........?

    lol

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    The whole reason i have a mac mini and not a mini pc is because i don't want windows. but to answer your question. the drivers will probably more then probably have to written. they didn't work by default when the were putting mac os x on pc's, so i assume the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    why.... would... you... want... tooo........?

    lol
    becuz at the exact momemnt there is no good frontend to use, so they could use windows xp until a good one is finally released.

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    Just get an AOpen Pandora then.

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    or linux. Screw billy.
    Progress,.... that is what I keep forgetting ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CArringt
    The whole reason i have a mac mini and not a mini pc is because i don't want windows. but to answer your question. the drivers will probably more then probably have to written. they didn't work by default when the were putting mac os x on pc's, so i assume the same
    Actually the reason all the drivers are having to be rewritten for OSX is due to the change from the PPC architecture to Intel. Unless something (like Windows itself) is directly trying to access the BIOS, then it should just work.

    "Damn i'm lost, let me reboot to Windows so I can use the GPS..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hookid
    becuz at the exact momemnt there is no good frontend to use, so they could use windows xp until a good one is finally released.
    seems like an awful lot of work to have to get everything working for windows, configure all the software, and then re-do it all again for the osx frontend... doesn't it? put the effort into assisting with the mac frontend.

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    You can sell the mini mac and assemble a pc. It would make your pc more stable and faster. Dont put windows on your mac or don't install osx on your carpc cause you can't be sure that you ever going to be able to install and use anything you need in car. There will be errors like most common one "Unknown error" or error "6351435135132165468543512" or blue screens. There would happen the same things with xp runnin on an assembled pc but less than xp on mac.

    I love mac but i think for in the car you have to go for pc to customize your pc for what do you need and how in the car. Compatible for many third part products.

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    I love mac but i think for in the car you have to go for pc to customize your pc for what do you need and how in the car. Compatible for many third part products.[/QUOTE]

    I just went thru this debate myself, but with the PC you have to BUY the OS, and all the other software you would need GPS, some sort of media solution etc... with Mac, you have itunes and all the stuff in development is free, you just have to be patient.

    Also... NO VIRUSES! Yippie!

    Screw Billy!

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