The software is called “Bootcamp” and is availble for download now as a trial. Bootcamp will also be available in Mac OS 10.5 “Leopard” (I’m waiting for “Puma” myself…).
Those of us who have been keeping an eye on Mactels this announcement is not a big surprise as videos of Windows XP running on these computers have been available for some time already.
I honestly like using the Mac OS for general daily usage (i.e. anything but gaming) and this move by Apple just makes it all the more tempting to buy a Mac.
“CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”April 5, 2006â€”AppleÂ® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. 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 MacÂ®, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OSÂ® X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in ‘Leopard,’ Apple’s next major release of Mac OS X, that will be previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in August.”
See the press release here.