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Boot Camp enables first Vista-based Macs

Apple upgrade dispels Leopard-delay fears

Apple has released its latest Boot Camp 1.2 beta, delivering support for 32-bit versions of Windows Vista. Boot Camp is Apple software that lets users run Windows in a separate partition on their Intel-based Mac.

The latest version of the software, which is available now for free use and testing and will be released as part of the company's forthcoming Mac OS X 10.5, ‘Leopard’, also contains several additional important updates.

But it's the introduction of Windows Vista support which seems set to cause the most debate – a Digitimes report last week speculated that Apple would delay the release of Leopard while it implemented Vista support in Boot Camp. That reason could be construed as no longer significant.

The new Boot Camp software also includes a selection of updated drivers, for the trackpad, AppleTime (sync), audio, graphics, modem and the iSight camera.

Boot Camp also now offers support for the Apple Remote, which now works both with iTunes and Windows Media Player. Documentation and online help have also been improved. See Macworld UK for more details.


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