Hackers use Microsoft XP on a Mac

Mar 17, 2006
Copies of Microsoft\'s Windows XP operating system

It was only time before someone would have broken the barrier between Apple's Mac and Microsoft XP.

The latest unofficial contest has spurred the latest tech-savvy break, this time by amateur programmers known as "narf2006" and "blanka," who managed to get Microsoft's Windows XP operating system to run on a Mac computer.

The contest was organized by 23-year-old Colin Nederkoorn of the Onmac.net Web site who reported Thursday it had a method of using Microsoft's XP with Mac OS X on the latest Intel Mac computer.

The contest began earlier this year, when Nederkoom, an employee in the shipping industry in Austin, Texas, wanted to find whether it was possible to run Windows on a Mac.

The winners were guaranteed $100, but the pot has collected through donations close to $14,000.

This recent contest is just one of many that have showcased the ease of hackers breaking into complex codes.

Earlier this month the hacker known as "Gwerdna" was the winner of the "rm-my-mac" competition, able to gain the root control of a Mac Mini in 30 minutes.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Paperspace computer aims to resolve hardware distractions

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

AMD sues Intel over monopoly abuses

Jun 28, 2005

AMD announced today that it filed an antitrust complaint against Intel Corporation yesterday in U.S. federal district court for the district of Delaware under Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, Sections 4 and 16 of the ...

Recommended for you

Paperspace computer aims to resolve hardware distractions

54 minutes ago

A promotional video for Paperspace made its point quickly. A woman sitting at a computer sighed as she pressed down on the keys impatiently, as the straight-faced announcer noted computers can be such a pain. ...

Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights

6 hours ago

Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up on Thursday. Here is a selection of highlights:

Cebit 2015: DIY printing custom touch-sensitive displays

8 hours ago

Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have developed a technique that could enable virtually anyone to print out customized displays of their own in future—in all shapes and sizes and onto various materials. ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.