Dell’s Latest Laptop Runs Windows 8, OSX

DellDell's Latest Laptop Runs Windows 8, OSX humor has been working strenuously to reinvent itself ever since it went private last year, and that includes trying products that no one else would consider.

While many device makers have tried combining Windows and Android, Windows and Windows Mobile/Phone, or some other combination of disparate OSes, Dell went in an entirely different direction.

Take the new XPS 15 laptop, for example. According to a leaked video on the Dell Youtube account, this laptop will run Windows 8 and OSX apps seamlessly. All you have to do to switch between apps is merely swipe the screen.

This is all fiction, of course, but it is amusing nonetheless.

According to The Verge, one of Dell's ad agencies got a little too exuberant when they were tasked with creating a promo video for the laptop, and their enthusiasm blinded them to the absurdity of mixing Windows and OSX.

Which is a shame, because you know that there would be a market for this laptop. I mean, look at the number of Mac users that install Bootcamp (and Windows). I bet they would like a more convenient way to switch between OSes, not to mention a cheaper option for running OSX.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Gary4 February, 2014

    Isn’t this how those silly stories about iWatches began? 🙂

    Sure, some people certainly want a cheaper way of running OS X. But the other side of that coin is that some people prefer a higher quality way of running Windows…

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  2. nikolawannabe8 February, 2014

    Whether or not Dell wants to make it, Apple won’t allow it. The OS is proprietary and is not designed to run on other hardware (no device drivers, for one). Apple tried that once and decided that allowing other companies to make poor hardware versions of their platform hurt their brand too much.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder8 February, 2014

      Actually, there was a long period of time where Apple actively encouraged other companies to make hackintoshes. That lasted into the mid-1990s, I think, and was reportedly killed by Steve Jobs. And then sometime around 2000 Apple tried to recruit Sony to make OSX devices:
      http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/05/steve-jobs-wanted-sonys-vaio-computers-to-run-mac-os-x

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