Run Windows on the Mac with Boot Camp


Rather than letting a select few hackers run Windows on a Mac, Apple has introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.

Available as a download from today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac. Once installation is complete, users can run either Mac OS X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in "Leopard", Apple’s next major release of Mac OS X.

Boot Camp simplifies Windows installation on an Intel-based Mac by providing a step-by-step assistant application to dynamically create a second partition on the hard drive for Windows, to burn a CD with all the necessary Windows drivers, and to install Windows from a Windows XP installation CD. After installation is complete, users can choose to run either Mac OS X or Windows when they restart their computer.

Find out more and download Boot Camp

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Dave Walker
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