MacOS to run Windows Aps natively?
When Apple pre-released bootcamp it “wow’ed” the world. Thousands of Apple fans couldn’t believe their eyes and I even read some articles which mentioned tears of joy. But what could be the reason behind bootcamp?
There has been some speculation on that, and Robert X. Cringely offers an intriguing guess at what might be the real purpose behind it:
‘I believe that Apple will offer Windows Vista as an option for those big customers who demand it, but I also believe that Apple will offer in OS X 10.5 the ability to run native Windows XP applications with no copy of XP installed on the machine at all. This will be accomplished not by using compatibility middleware like Wine, but rather by Apple implementing the Windows API directly in OS X 10.5.’
According to one of the comments in the /. article, Apple and Microsoft signed a contract back in 1997 that allow them to have access to each other’s APIs, however we all know those are not always reliable, but still, if this becomes true, Apple will yet again take a slice of the Windows users. Actually it’s more of a dream come true! Think about it, Windows applications without Windows’ dysfunctionality!