Apple Laptops Compatibility with XP
Posted 04 January 2006 - 05:05 AM
Posted 04 January 2006 - 06:50 PM
Macs would not really support XP. I am not sure if they understand the NTFS filesystem, but I would think so. Many versions of Linux can read NTFS partitions. Some can not write, but you can find updates to allow for writing.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:20 AM
If you have XP on the external drive it wont boot the laptop from it because it wont have the hardware drivers for that system just the ones it was installed on.
Fairly sure NTFS is supported but i would google that im sure its easy info to find out.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:39 PM
also, you can change to XP operating system on a mac and then install microsoft office - they are both available
the hard drive, not sure.
Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:16 PM
ibook, and powerbook models (g3, g4) cannot run windows xp (they are not x86 based).
the new macbookpro ones with intel processors CAN.
i dont think the disk will work, but if you wouldnt mind formatting it, you could format it as fat or fat32 so it would work on both mac + pc, but you would be limiting the maximum file size to 2gb.
yeah, you can get all kinds of software (ms office for mac, apple works, openoffice, etc.) to read/write ms office files. so you dont have to worry about file compatability. but i would stick with open document formats.
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