New Boot Camp release ushers in Vista Support

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By: switchtoamac at: 9:47 AM on March 29, 2007 | Comments (0)
On Wednesday March 28, 200t Apple Inc. released an update to Boot Camp beta, its dual-boot solution that allows Intel-based Macs to boot into and run the Microsoft Windows operating system.
The new 1.2 version adds support for Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system in addition to other updates.  The changes in version 1.2 are as follows:
  • Support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
  • Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
  • Support the Apple Remote (works with iTunes and Windows Media Player)
  • A Windows system tray icon for easy access to Boot Camp information and actions
  • Improved keyboard support  for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian
  • Improved Windows driver installation experience
  • Updated documentation and Boot Camp on-line help in Windows
  • Apple Software Update (for Windows XP and Vista)
Apple is recommending that all current Boot Camp beta users upgrade to version 1.2.  It's recommended that the instructions set forth in the Installation & Setup Guide PDF be followed. The 138MB download is available at the Apple web site.  When Apple releases Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5) Boot Camp will ship as part of operating system and will no longer be a beta software.  Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is slated for a Spring 2007 release.

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