Boot Camp Beta Expiring

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  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    Apparently Boot Camp v1.2 and below expired last night, and Apple have issued a statement today reminding everyone that v1.4 will expire at the end of October. Looks like Leopard is a certainty before the end of the month then. Can you imagine the howls from some quarters if there's no Leopard to be had by that date? :p
     
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Looks good for the end of the month then, yeah.

    Gonna really have to push it through the RC and GM stages if what I've read about the status is to be believed.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    A small part of me also wishes that Leopard will also necessitate yet another round of iPhone updates. ;)
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    :eek:
    Was there not enough moaning for you from the last lot?:)
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Your S&M tendencies are on display for all to see. :D
     
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    Getting Leopard maybe a good excuse to get Vista Ultimate as well and see what all the fuss is about. I might just do that.
     
  8. TBi macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean by expired? Does that mean it won't be available any more or that it just doesn't work any more after that date?
     
  9. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    It will stop working. Anyone wanting to boot into Windows will have to buy Leopard.
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    I thought there was going to be an option to upgrade to the full version of Boot Camp for around $30?
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Oh god!
    I can't wait for the calls for a class action law suit because a beta has expired:rolleyes::(
     
  12. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Hmmm... i seriously doubt they can stop me booting to windows. The drivers will work regardless. There might be a few issues with the Apple applications though but these will be hacked quickly.

    I think i'll go set my clock a month or two into the future and see what happens.

    I found this

    So basically you just set your computers date back a few months, run the boot camp partitioner and install as usual. I thought they were going to make it hard!
     
  13. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    That's a good idea. Let us know how it goes :)
     
  14. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    I set every clock in my house back several hours but I still don't see how this is going to help?!!





    :p
     
  15. JNB macrumors 604

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    Expire, as cease functioning, or as in licensed use? I'm thinking of those that use BC and have no intention of upgrading to Leopard. Somehow, methinks the latter, but given recent events, fear the former.
     
  16. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Why fear?

    It was a public beta, everyone knew it was a temporary arrangement until Leopard was released.
     
  17. OllyW Moderator

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    With a bit of luck this will be true so you won't be forced into upgrading to Leopard.
     
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    *Shakes fist*

    Their updated bricked haxx0red iPhones as well you know.

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Yes but they can't stop your version of windows from working. All they can do is stop you from installing it again.

    Anyway hackers will easily make every other version of bootcamp work on your mac. Bootcamp has always just been a set of drivers and a GUI for a built in command line program.
     
  20. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No, but they can stop Bootcamp working, unless it's the Leopard version
     
  21. TBi macrumors 68030

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    And hackers will hack it.

    Then again bootcamp on the Mac is just a GUI for a command line utility. It can't be that hard to write a little interface yourself for it. Techy people can just use the command line themselves.

    All the drivers can be installed by themselves in windows so that isn't a problem either, except maybe for specific ones like the volume control but it won't be hard to hack a new date into them.
     
  22. Bongolo macrumors regular

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    Can't find this statement anywhere, can someone post a link please??

    TIA
     
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  24. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    The original link was here, but they've removed the date info from the v1.3 and v1.4 expiry and changed it to "when Leopard is available to the public".

    Sadly that page isn't Google cached :(

    EDIT : MacWorld UK quotes the exact text I saw earlier here
     
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