More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To
make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in
the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and
run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for
now), you can download a public beta today.As elegant as it gets
Camp lets you install Windows XP without moving your Mac data, though
you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple Computer
does not sell or support Microsoft Windows. Boot Camp
will burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don't
have to scrounge around the Internet looking for them.
Run XP natively
you’ve completed Boot Camp, simply hold down the option key
to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. (That’s the
“alt” key for you
longtime Windows users.) After starting up, your Mac runs Windows
completely natively. Simply restart to come back to Mac.What
The Boot Camp course
- Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.6
- The latest Firmware update
- 10GB free hard disk space
- An Intel-based Mac
- A blank recordable CD
- A printer for the instructions (You’ll want to
print them before installing Windows, really.)
bona fide installation disc for Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 2,
Home or Professional (No multi-disc, upgrade or Media Centre versions.)
Boot Camp Public Beta provides a straightforward means of
letting your Mac run Windows. Here’s how it works:
Meet the most elegant hard drive utility ever.
you need to make sure your Intel-based Mac has the latest version of
Mac OS X and the latest firmware update. These provide technologies
that make Boot Camp possible.
Boot Camp burns a CD with the drivers Windows needs to recognize
Mac-specific hardware. It is very important to do this before starting
the Windows installation.
- The software also helps you set
aside hard drive space for the Windows installation, without moving any
of your Mac files around. Just drag the intuitive slider to choose the
size that’s right for you. Boot Camp also helps you remove
partition, should you so desire.
- Next, insert your
Windows installation disc, restart and follow the Windows installation
process. The only tricky part is selecting the C: drive manually. Be
sure to get this right, or you could erase your Mac files accidentally.
Remember, Apple Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows.
the installation process is complete and your Mac has booted Windows,
you’ll need the Macintosh Drivers CD you burned previously.
insert the CD, it will automatically install the drivers.
Full details can be found on the Apple