MacTel Update: Intel Macs Now Boot Windows

Apple today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.

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Available as a download beginning today, 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 ?€œLeopard,?€ Apple?€™s next major release of Mac OS X,
that will be previewed at Apple?€™s Worldwide Developer Conference in

?€œApple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many
customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple?€™s
superior hardware now that we use Intel processors,?€ said Philip
Schiller, Apple?€™s senior vice president of Worldwide Product
Marketing. ?€œWe think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to
Windows users considering making the switch.?€

Boot Camp simplifies Windows installation on an Intel-based Mac by
providing a simple graphical step-by-step assistant application to
dynamically create a second partition on the hard drive for Windows, to
burn a CD with all the necessary Windows drivers, and to install
Windows from a Windows XP installation CD. After installation is
complete, users can choose to run either Mac OS X or Windows when they
restart their computer.

Pricing & Availability

The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as a download
at, and is preview software licensed for
use on a trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Boot Camp
will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5
?€œLeopard.?€ Apple does not provide support for installing or running
Boot Camp and does not sell or support Microsoft Windows software.
Apple welcomes user feedback on Boot Camp at [email protected]

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