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Parallels plans for OSX on a PC!

I am really beginning to doubt my prediction on VMware grabbing the marketshare on the OSX. Parallels is gaining ground. If it really does host a virtualized OSX on a PC.

However, CNN is reporting that an upcoming version of Parallels could make running OSX on a PC a reality…by accident. Apparently, this feature wasn’t really planned, it was a “consequence of the nature of the technology” especially now that Intel has built virtualization into its chips.

While Steve Jobs will undoubtedly resist the idea of OSX running on non-Mac hardware, CNN points out that there is already huge pressure being placed on the company to break away from its proprietary way of thinking. The bottom line is that Apple is going to have to cooperate at some point - this sort of functionality on a PC is an inevitability. It is only a matter of time before the lines between Mac owners and PC owners will begin to blur.

No matter what Steve thinks here's the reality for the Apple folks.
  • Users are increasingly getting attracted to apple products thanks to the innovation the company is driving
  • Users would love to have iPhone, itunes and all the cool stuff but have to wait and decide on buying Mac Hardware (I'm one of them)
  • Users are desperate of running the cool Leopard on their MAC which would sell like mad so your hardware sales may decline but the OS X and other sales will shoot sky high.
  • A lot of MS, Linux clients will be happy to have a Mac UI
  • We all want change and give us the Mac.

Greene says one reason VMware's Mac product is delayed is that it was so time-consuming to get Apple's cooperation and blessing. "We were trying to do it the way they wanted to, but in hindsight we should have just gone ahead," she says. "I wonder what Steve Jobs is going to do, because there is so much pressure to run Mac OS on non-Macs. There's no technical reason not to do it. He's so proprietary about everything, yet it could be a very strategic move for him to make." Beloussov, for his part, agrees.

Well as you see, Diane and Beloussov agree too!
Original CNN article and the blogger's take as well.


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