Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.2

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    nylon

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    http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

    Changes in Boot Camp 1.2 beta

    Boot Camp 1.2 beta contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

    Boot Camp 1.2 beta includes:

    * Support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
    * Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
    * Support the Apple Remote (works with iTunes and Windows Media Player)
    * A Windows system tray icon for easy access to Boot Camp information and actions
    * Improved keyboard support for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian
    * Improved Windows driver installation experience
    * Updated documentation and Boot Camp on-line help in Windows
    * Apple Software Update (for Windows XP and Vista)
     
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    killmoms

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    Nice! And the day before my copy of Vista Ultimate shows up in the mail!

    Oh Apple, you treat me so nice. :D <3
     
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    Laslo Panaflex

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    Good, I could never get vista to install on my Mac Pro, it always told me there was no drive the met the requirements . . .
     
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    Radical. My first BootCamp update.
     
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    So what new stuff (apart from stability) could come in the final Leopard version?

    Parallels/Fusion hypermix?
     
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    I'm really curious on how the update is going to work, I can't wait to get home.

    I'm assuming you download it, install the assistant and just burn a new drivers cd and thats it?

    Edit: Well d'uh after clicking the link at the bottom it just said exactly what i said, well kinda ;)
     
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    Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.2

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    Apple has posted a new version of Boot Camp today. Boot Camp 1.2 brings several updates, including Windows Vista support.

    Boot Camp allows owners of Intel-based Macs to dual-boot their Macs into Windows and Mac OS X. The new version offers these features:

    - Support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
    - Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
    - Support the Apple Remote (works with iTunes and Windows Media Player)
    - A Windows system tray icon for easy access to Boot Camp information and actions
    - Improved keyboard support for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian
    - Improved Windows driver installation experience
    - Updated documentation and Boot Camp on-line help in Windows
    - Apple Software Update (for Windows XP and Vista)
     
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    akac

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    I'd like to hear if this conflicts with BootCamp Parallels support...
     
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    Eidorian

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    Looks like you might not need to reinstall Windows to do this update. :eek:

     
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    ~Shard~

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    Nice to see, but I assume this is just a stop gap until we get a full-blown version with Leopard?
     
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    Maccus Aurelius

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    I don't see how this affects VM other than simply being more attractive. Considering the price of Parallels, this is a better option, since you get don't have to divvy up the resources for each OS.

    All of the boot camp iterations were stop gaps to Leopard. Being the one app in OS X to provide the best of both worlds it requires lots of product testing. So far Bootcamp has been fantastic for me. A finished product will no doubt be simply supoib.
     
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    cwedl

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    Thats funny, I've only just downloaded 1.1.2 and installed xp! nevermind, it will do what I need it to do, rum win xp and virtual machine 2007 so I can study for my server exams!
     
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    Brilliant! Downloading now.

    I don't know who's to blame but Bluetooth in XP just plain sucks. I have to toggle the power switch on my keyboard and repeatedly press Caps Lock to see when I'm connected. Plus no BT support on boot up? You can't even turn it on in time to "press a key to cancel scandisk".

    Either way, good seeing Apple improving Bootcamp.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    whoaa, is today October? :p :rolleyes:
     
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    ~Shard~

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    What do you mean? What is the significance of October? :confused:
     
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    studiomusic

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    Exactly!
    Let's see some retractions now...
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    An earlier report that, support for Vista in Boot Camp wouldn't be possible untill October. So, what's the weather like down in Regina? :D
     
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    October was the month DigiTimes believed Leopard would be delayed to, due to Apple's inability to get Vista to work with bootcamp. This update proves they have bootcamp working with Vista just fine.
     
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    What is even more interesting is that Apple released this update. Why release it so early? They could have held off for Leopard's release. Not sure if it means things are moving swiftly, or if they know Leopard will be released at the tail end of their schedule and want to keep people from sending irate emails.
     
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    OwlsAndApples

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    Cool...but is there so much advantage of installing vista over XP when there is tiger already? Many of Vistas advantages over Xp can be found in Mac OS X...
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    since when was vista not possible?

    I had vista's last RC running with bootcamp months ago....
     
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    Good, I've been meaning to upgrade to Vista for a while, but I've been wanting drivers first.
     
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    Possible != supported.
     
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    Xapplimatic

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    Goody goody gumdrops

    OK, now that that's out of the way, we can be SURE that LEOPARD WILL BE ON TIME! lol
     

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