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Monday, April 10, 2006

Run Windows On Mac OS: Apple Boot Camp

Run Windows on Mac OS?

Photo credit: MelaBlog

As you may have heard already, just before the weekend, Apple has officially announced and released Boot Camp, a new beta software that enables Intel Macs to run Windows XP.

That makes the iMac, the Mac Mini and the MacBook Pro laptop the only computers in the world that allow users restart their computer to run either Mac OS X or Windows XP.
Boot Camp lets you install Windows XP without needing to move your Mac data, though you will need to bring your own MS Windows software to the table, as Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows.

Boot Camp requires an Intel-based Mac with a built-in or USB keyboard and mouse, and TrackPad; Mac OS X version 10.4.6 or later; the latest firmware update; at least 10GB of free space on the startup disk; a blank recordable CD or DVD; and single-disc version of Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later.

The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as a download at Apple's Boot Camp Web page, and is preview software licensed for use on a trial basis for a limited time. Boot Camp will be a feature in Mac OS X version 10.5 "Leopard", Apple's next major release of its operative system, that will be previewed at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in August.

How to install windows on a Mac? Check out this video tutorial that shows how to install Boot Camp on an Intel Mac, which has been realized by

Another way to run Windows on a Mac is the latest release of Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Mac OS X (currently in beta testing), the first virtualization software that gives Apple users the ability to simultaneously run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their applications alongside Mac OS X on an Intel-powered Apple computer. A free, fully-functional 30-day trial of Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Mac OS X is available at h

Here is a short video on how to install Boot Camp:



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