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Version 1.2 of Apple's identity-crisis software now supports the 32-bit versions of Microsoft's latest OS

Owners of Intel-based Macs can now join their PC brethern in rejoicing - or demeaning - Microsoft's latest Windows operating system, Vista. With the release of Boot Camp beta 1.2, Apple has added support for the 32-bit versions of Vista.

While some enterprising souls have managed to install Vista release candidates on their Intel-based Macs prior to this point, Vista's installer and EFI-aware boot code caused its share of problems, and drivers were not fully functional. Boot Camp 1.2 fixes these installation bugs, and adds a nearly full compliment of drivers. Audio, video, input and communication devices are all supported, but the Sudden Motion Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, and S-Video functionality are still absent, so SmackBook fans will have to restrict their technology abuse to OSX.

In addition to the 32-bit restriction, upgrades or multi-disc versions of Vista are not supported. There have been some spotty reports of success with an installation of Windows XP followed by an in-place upgrade to Vista, but Apple makes no mention of this on their websites.

Boot Camp 1.2 is a 138MB download, and is freely available to any Mac owner running OS 10.4.6 or later with 10GB of free drive space, a supported Windows XP or Vista install media, and a desire to make hardcore Apple zealots squirm a little when they see a Start button on their LCD.


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RE: Fucking Hypocrites...
By zeroslugfm on 3/30/2007 1:42:29 AM , Rating: 2
less drama please...those commercials were more about the upgrade process than a simple clean install.

it's still an excellent tool/toy to use :)


RE: Fucking Hypocrites...
By dpope on 3/30/2007 9:39:15 AM , Rating: 4
Let's not forget. Microsoft doesn't sell PC's, it sells operating systems. If a Windows customer decides to buy a Mac to install Windows, Microsoft still gets paid.

It begs the question... if there is one person in the world who runs both OS X and Windows. What percentage of the market does Apple and Microsoft have?

Anyway, the goal is to offer customers a choice and Apple believes that if you put both OS's side by side, the customer will choose OS X. Let sees what happens.



RE: Fucking Hypocrites...
By ksherman on 3/30/2007 10:21:26 AM , Rating: 2
I would need both. I do CAD work, and AutoCAD simply doesn't run on the OSX platform. I would love to have OSX for everything else, but I would need the ability to swtich to windows and work.


RE: Fucking Hypocrites...
By StevoLincolnite on 3/31/2007 1:43:29 AM , Rating: 2
And I'm a gamer, Windows 2000/XP/Vista is Really my only platforms of choice when it comes to games, And having gaming oriented hardware that just plain works! And Mac's always seem to be behind on the graphics card hardware (I could be wrong, But I haven't seen any machines using Sli Geforce 7's or 8's)
Another thing thats a pet peeve... Mac OS is the only OS that cant drag and drop like every other! Its annoying! And I'm tired of the slander in Mac's ads. If they were as good as they claimed to be, I'm sure they would have more market share.


"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini











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