The contest is over, and we all have a winner! They’ve found a solution to running Windows XP on MacBook Pro, posted it on 3/16/06, and the winners Blanka and Narf get the $13,000+ cash prize. Now there is 1 more reason to switch.
The good news is only beginning to circulate: TUAW broke the news, Red Herring, MacWorld, Engadget [noted when the solution was being submitted, with XP on Mactel: the movie], ZDNet [and their interview with the contest host Colin Nederkoorn], Forbes, ComputerWorld, Cult of Mac, MacRumors.com, PC World [with mirror of the bootloader file and instructions]. Arstechnica tracks the drama of it all, with a flickr set of photos. Also bookmark this definitive wiki with info about booting Windows on Mac at MacRumors tracking known issues and on-going improvements, and my own scant pseudo-wiki page on Windows XP and Intel Macs.
My question is: what would Nick do?