"When you get to the section where it asks where to actually install vista....well here's the main problem," wrote AirmanPika. "You delete all of them. Even OSX. Yes this isn't a dual boot solution (yet anyway) but it does allow vista to run."
Another poster, dubbed "alexoughton," said that he had managed to install Vista without removing OS X by deleting the EFI partition that Apple's Boot Camp application creates.
Both users relied on Boot Camp, the application Apple released last week that lets Intel-based Mac owners create a dual-boot system that runs either Mac OS X or Windows XP.
Some analysts last week, however, downplayed Apple's dual-boot campaign. in an online brief last week, Gartner analyst Michael Silver called Boot Camp just a "safety net" for Mac users who wanted to run Windows applications, and said it wouldn't make Macs any more attractive to enterprises.
The significance of the dual-boot setup, said Silver, is that it showed Apple is serious about letting Windows run on Intel-powered Mac hardware, and that it paves the way for Apple Computer to support a "hypervisor," or virtual machine system, that would run Mac OS X and Windows side-by-side.
The OSx86 Project, which specializes in information about running Mac OS X on the x86 platform, and now Windows on the Intel Macs, was last in the news when Apple demanded that the site pull a patch that allowed Mac OS X 10.4.4 to run on a vanilla PC powered by an Intel Corp. x86 processor.