Macintel: Developers on Windows Support, Xcode

In other Macintel news: What about Windows? Developer contacts tell CDM that they think in fact you’ll be able to run Windows apps alongside Mac apps, a la Xwindows. Just don’t expect a dual-boot machine; that would require Apple’s involvement (and they won’t go there.) And, of course, you’ll lose the advantages of the Mac UI that are the reason you use the thing in the first place. (Now, will we see Audio Units for Windows? Hmm . . .) But for intrepid users, you can bet you’ll see this happen. Project5 on Mac, anyone? All about Xcode: One anonymous …

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Rogue Amoeba Says Developer Reactions are “Shocked”, “Angry” — But Mostly, Waiting

More details are coming in about the Apple-Intel deal. Here’s the really short version: Incompatible with PCs: You’ll probably be able to run Windows and Intel-Linux (unsupported) on Apple’s new Macs, but Apple won’t let you run OS X on PC hardware. Big surprise: Apple wants your hardware cash. (See Apple’s Schiller to CNet.com) Transition Ahead For Some Developers: CNet has the answer to the question I asked during the keynote. Developers who didn’t use Apple’s development tools to create their app will have to move their code to Apple’s XCode to take advantage of the Intel hardware. If they’re …

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