WSJ: Microsoft and Google Are Crushing the Dual-OS Dream

A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that Intel's grand plans to stuff Android and Windows into the same tablet have hit a brick wall: neither Google nor Microsoft want hardware to sport the competitor's OS alongside their own. » 3/14/14 8:29am 3/14/14 8:29am

Report: First U.S. Windows-Android Dual Boot Phones Will Arrive Spring

Dual booting is the latest mobile fad, and by all accounts it won't be long before it arrives: according to Huawei, the first examples will be available in the US as early as this spring. » 3/13/14 7:56am 3/13/14 7:56am

Report: First Dual-Boot Windows and Android Phones Coming This Year

Recently there's been a push to have PCs dual booting with Android and Windows, and it seems that may soon extend to phones. Reports suggest that the first Windows Phone-Android dual booting handsets are coming this year. » 3/03/14 5:01am 3/03/14 5:01am

Lenovo X1 Hybrid Laptop Hands On: Half Android, Half Windows, All…


I just got some mitts-on time with Lenovo's new notebook, the X1 Hybrid. What's interesting about it is that it can boot into a battery-doubling low-power mode that runs off of a Snapdragon processor and custom software based on a certain kernel we all know. » 1/08/12 8:17pm 1/08/12 8:17pm

A Dual-Booting Android/Windows Tablet Could Make ViewSonic Less Boring

ViewSonic is one of those companies that makes my eyes droop and dribble escape from my mouth, but according to a press release they just issued, they'll be showing off a 10-inch dual-booting Android/Windows tablet at IFA. » 8/23/10 6:38am 8/23/10 6:38am

Watch a Nokia N900 Dual-Boot Maemo and Android

Though just a proof of concept for now, this clip shows the hack-friendly Nokia N900 dual-booting Maemo and Android. It's only a taste, but as the dual-booter Brandon says, "its real and it could be spectacular." [Brandon's Posterous via jkOnTheRun] » 1/23/10 6:51pm 1/23/10 6:51pm

How To Install Windows 7 On Your Mac Using Boot Camp

Eyeing Windows 7 but feeling left out in Mac land? Well, if you have 10GB to spare and a DVD burner, here's how to join the Win7 party for free with Boot Camp. » 1/15/09 6:00pm 1/15/09 6:00pm

Apple Bootcamp 1.2 Adds Vista Support, Other Things That Would Make…

In what may very well be the last update to Boot Camp before Leopard is released, this version 1.2 of OS X's dual booting software gives Vista support to eager plaid jacket fans. For people who haven't updated to Vista yet (XP users), there's also: » 3/28/07 11:29pm 3/28/07 11:29pm

Dual Booting Vista and XP Explained

Our trusted first cousins at Lifehacker were able to download a copy of the publicly available Beta 2 of Windows Vista last weekend, and in a fine how-to article show you how to dual boot it with Windows XP. How they were ever able to download the file from the zoo that is the Vista download area, we'll never know.… » 6/12/06 11:14am 6/12/06 11:14am

Windows XP On Intel Mac Booting Contest Winner Announced


The prize for creating a method to boot Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac has been won. Contest organizer Colin Nederkoorn announced on his website this morning that the total prize money of $13,854 will be awarded to two California men he referred to as narf and blanka, and added that he has tested the open-source… » 3/16/06 9:41am 3/16/06 9:41am

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Free your iPod from the shackles of iTunes. Witness operating system multiple personality disorder on a real live ThinkPad dual-booting Windows and Mac OS X. Scare your cat and get in shape with a sledgehammer and a sweater. Finally, master the art of portable computing with some tried and… » 2/01/06 12:30pm 2/01/06 12:30pm

MacIntel Dual Boot? Fer Real? Not So Much

Looks like an intrepid haxor has dumped Vista on a MacBook by fooling Vista into thinking that the MacBook has a BIOS in there somewhere. The instructions are kind of convoluted but we encourage you to try this at home and confirm that it works. No screenshots, unfortunately. » 1/30/06 11:05am 1/30/06 11:05am

Booting XP on an Intel Mac?

Will you be able to dual-boot Windows XP and OS X? Well, many would agree that the likelihood of booting Windows XP on an Intel Mac is just about as certain as getting laid at the Chicken Ranch. Colin Nederkoorn of Houston, Texas decided to pledge $100 of his own money to anyone who can devise a method to boot Windows… » 1/23/06 3:37pm 1/23/06 3:37pm