What sucks is that it might still be sort of proprietary to particular chips, as Anand has reported.
Apple has confirmed that their Intel based Macs should be able to run Windows, but you will not be able to run the x86 version of OS X on any hardware platform you choose. Obviously with the switch to Intel's architecture, it is going to be much more difficult for Apple to prevent users from circumventing any protection they may have implemented to run the x86 OS on their own hardware. Even if Apple's protection is cracked, you can expect driver support to be extremely limited for configurations outside of what Apple will be shipping.
And I was all excited that I'd be able to dual-boot to OSX. Oh well. Tough luck then Mr. Jobs. You still aren't getting any scratch from me.
Microsoft may not be easy, but it sure as hell made me software-savvy. Probably too savvy, since they're not likely to get any scratch from me anymore either lol.
Oh! And I'm curious to know what you mac users think about Apple cozying up to chip-zilla. Wouldn't AMD have been a better choice? Anand does a good job of explaining it, but I would think many mac users would be irked about having to feed the Intel machine just to get a good old mac OS. What say you?