Evil tongues whisper the word "viiv".
They have a point.
What can you do with Intel chips and chipset solutions that you can't do with a G5 and an ATI graphics card? Really? Intel's Viiv scheme is like Centrino, just a brand name around "please use Intel components".
To have a Centrino laptop you need processor, chipset and wireless to be Intel parts. To have a Viiv you need processor, chipset and networking to be Intel parts, and bundle some software that provides some special features (this just happens to be Windows Media Center 2005). The Macs won't be Viiv certified right now as they use non-Intel networking (AirPort is Broadcom, so is the Mac ethernet) and ATI graphics.
Genesi, Manager, Developer Relations