Apple updates Boot Camp for Vista

Written by Wil Harris

March 29, 2007 | 11:33

Tags: #boot-camp #update #vista #windows

Companies: #apple #microsoft

Apple has updated its Boot Camp software, adding official support for booting Windows Vista.

Whilst some pundits claimed that the new version of Mac OS, numbered 10.5 and codenamed Leopard, would be delayed to implement Vista functionality, that clearly isn't the case.

There's support only for 32-bit Vista, no 64-bit, but there are a few other things added into the release. There are numerous driver fixes, including added support for the iSight webcam and Apple Remote, the universal white bit of plastic shipped with FrontRow-enabled Macs, Apple TV and Apple HiFi.

There are also driver updates for the graphics chips (including Intel integrated) and audio drivers.

Taking a leaf out of the Parallels book, there's now a 'Boot Camp Tools' icon in the system tray, to allow quick access to fiddle with the cross-platform functions.

If you're running a Windows Mac, or want to get started, you can grab the latest software, which is still in beta, over here. Let us know how it works for you over in the forums.
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