Typo or Vision

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by kcnychief, May 30, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Dell has posted drivers for Apple OS X on some hardware -

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    What do you guys think? Typo, or is Dell going to start selling Apple hardware soon?
     
  2. Sazar

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    Looks like a photoshop.

    The apple mac line is the only one that doesn't cleanly lineup. Could just be me.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I somehow really, really doubt it, but you never know these days... :D
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Actually not a photoshop - just visited Dell's website, pulled up the X1, and it's a valid choice for drivers.

    Here is a screenie - only a few possibilities atm...
     

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  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    That Dell,
    always tryin to confuse its consumers :)
    It wouldn't surprise me if they did start selling Apple stuff.
    it isnt any photoshop i went to dell.com to check and its there.
     
  6. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Maybe they recognize that some people are using their computers to install an unauthorized version of OS X? :p

    Melon
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Possible,
    For somereason when i think of dell, i think of Apple as well...
    Hmmm
    I'm phsycic and they will join!
    lol
     
  8. Johnny

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    Maybe they are realizing that people are using their monitors on apple computers ;)
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    They're not apple drivers (It's very rare you even need a driver for anything on OS X anyway) apparently the download links to some .exe files?

    I'd say it's just a typo, but it's not like putting "teh" instead of "the" ... it's a pretty big mistake to type out "Apple Mac OS". :)


    edit Just had a look for myself. link

    The drivers are all linked to .exe files... seems a bit of a mess up. The printer driver however is a proper mac installer. So it would seem it's just a typo, with the drivers being linked under the wrong product. :)
     
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  10. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Someone should tell/ask them
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think they'll know. Seems a fair few sites have picked up on this "news". :rolleyes:
     
  12. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Dell packages almost all of their drivers as extractable .EXE's
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Which is all well and good, except that OS X doesn't run .exe binaries! :p :p
     
  14. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with bootcamp?
     
  15. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Which is what I was thinking.
     
  16. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    The timing definitely is lined up for it, we'll see what becomes of it :)
     
  17. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The thing is Derek's screenshot shows drivers and firmware upgrades for the Latitude X1. Bootcamp allows Windows to run on Apple machines though. As it stands right now, there's no legal way to run OS X on a Latitude X1.

    And as Dave said, the files are all EXE's, which is really weird. :D
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's nothing to do with bootcamp.

    The .exe binaries included with bootcamp are Windows drivers for Apple hardware.

    As I've already said, the files are .exe ... OS X does not run .exe binaries!