Boot Camp

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 @ 9:33 am | Mac

Apple introduces Boot Camp Public Beta. Enables Windows XP on Intel-based Macs

Apple today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today on a trial basis for a limited time, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to 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, that will be previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in August.

Cool. Anybody want to buy a year old Dell laptop?

Update: Reading about NTFS vs FAT32 made me wonder if you still need extra software to access HFS partitions from Windows. I haven’t used any of these apps in years. Are they still necessary?

For the sake of running backups, I’m wondering if it would be easier to put all important data files on the Mac partition. Likewise, can iTunes running on Windows access music libraries on HFS drives?

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