Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Apple Boot Camp

Well that didn't take long, close on the heels of the first sucessful hack to boot Windows XP on the new Intel iMac, Apple have made the surprising announcement that they'll be supporting dual booting officially with the release of Mac OS X Leopard. At the same time they've also produced a public beta release of their own Boot Camp software that looks like it'll make the entire process fairly painless.

A screen shot of Boot Camp in action

In other news, hell freezes over...

Update: UNEASYsilence has updated their video tutorial and have a walk through of how to use the new Boot Camp software. I've got to admit, it looks pretty easy to use...

Update: The Apple share price soars by over 10 percent on news of Boot Camp's release. Go figure...

Update: Well I guess we should have expected it...

CREDIT: Dan Baxter (via TUAW)
The first blue screen of death on an iMac

Update: Looks like Boot Camp can handle booting Windows Vista, abet with a few teething problems...


  1. Anonymous1:25 am

    Well, XP Home runs just fine on my Mini core duo... I havn't even had a BSOD yet. This bleeding edge isn't so uncomfortable after all! ;-)

    P.S. Didn't know you went to St. Andrews - when were you there?

    Huw (StA. '88 - '93)

  2. We were there around the same time then, I was there from 91 till 95...