[rescue] Mac Hints needed

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Nov 4 11:11:26 CST 2003

On Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at 12:03 PM, Joost van de Griek wrote:
>>> A genuine question: why did Apple go to so much trouble to make sure 
>>> that
>>> Macs can't boot anything but MacOS?
>> They did not. For example, while they did have a proprietery boot
>> system, they replaced it with a clone of Sun's "Open Boot" in the 
>> later
>> G3's.
> It's Open firmware, of which Sun's OpenBoot is another version/clone.
> Open Firmware is an industry standard.

   Indeed, it's even more than that...it's IEEE 1275.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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