Boot Camp Now Officially Supports Windows Vista, Mostly
March 30, 2007 12:07 AM
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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.
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
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...
3/30/2007 2:04:04 PM
How childish. If you actually used one, you'd see that you have the best of both worlds. I'm not even going to sit and type out the reasons why their notebooks are that much better than the others. Two things missing, really, are a high-end video card and 7200RPM HDD. You do pay for style, but it is in fact very functional. Not. Just. There. For. Style. Experience it first. Then reply.
RE: Fucking Hypocrites...
3/31/2007 2:02:06 PM
lolz, point out one useful thing that mac's can do that my pc can't do (dual booting OS x-whatever and windows doesn't count). And one thing it can do cheaper and then we'll talk. And ya, styleish, I really care about how my pc looks when it sits under my desk.......
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