Apr 22, 2006

Windows API as part of MacOS X 10.x?

There May Be an End-run for Apple Around Windows After All:
A souped-up OS X kernel with native Windows API support and the prospect of mixing and matching Windows and Mac applications would be, for many users, the best of both worlds. There would be no copy of Windows XP to buy, no large overhead of emulation or compatibility middleware, no chance for Microsoft to accidentally screw things up, substantially better security, and no need to even take a chance on Windows Vista.

There are times that I wonder what Cringely is on... While I like the last part of this statement, I sincerely doubt that anything like this either is in Steve's plans, or that it even makes much sense at all. I can't really imagine how would this work -- keeping the look and feel of OSX as apposed to having a soup of UIs (and with traditional, metal, merged toolbar, thin metal views in Tiger one might argue that soup is already there!)...

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