Apple releases Boot Camp Beta 1.1

Apple today released Boot Camp 1.1 beta which contains many updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

Boot Camp 1.1 beta includes:
• Support for the latest Intel-based Macintosh computers
• Easier partitioning using presets for popular sizes
• Ability to install Windows XP on any internal disk
• iSight camera support
• Support for built-in microphones
• Right-click when pressing the right-hand Apple key on Apple keyboards
• Improved Apple keyboard support including Delete, PrintScreen, NumLock, and ScrollLock keys

Updating to Boot Camp 1.1 beta: If you previously installed Boot Camp beta, you should update to Boot Camp 1.1 beta. You don’t need to partition your hard drive again (unless you want to change its size) or reinstall your Macintosh and Windows software or documents, but it’s very important to update the Boot Camp Assistant software, create a new Macintosh Drivers for Windows CD and install the updated software it contains on Windows XP. Complete instructions are provided in the Installation and Setup Guide included with the Boot Camp 1.1 beta software.

More info and download link (202MB) here.


  1. “Boot Camp” alludes to steeping the unwashed masses in Mac OS X and teaching them the one true way.

    I thought that much would be obvious at least.

    MDN MW: “little” – Ballmer’s and Gates’ minds are “little” compared to mine.

  2. “Right-click when pressing the right-hand Apple key on Apple keyboards”

    I hope that is a misprint. Wouldn’t it make more sense to have the right click modifier be the left apple key. If I have my right hand on my mouse I don’t want to have to move my left to get to the right apple button. Makes sense for lefties I guess. Then again why isn’t it both keys. Is there some other use of the left apple key during clicking that I’m not aware of.


    I also think Boot Camp is a very clever name for that reason. Like training to use a real OS.


    We have heard your, and other MDN reader’s, onjection to installing windows on YOUR macs. You have been very vocal about it but remember those are YOUR macs, not mine. Some people have a legitimate need to run windows and based on the number of people I know who are switching to mac for boot camp/parallels a lot of people have an interest in OS X. Stop bashing this. We’ve heard your gripes and to be polite, I’m fscking sick of your whining.

  3. This may be an insight into Leopard features. Since Boot Camp now lets a user install the flaming piece of trash we sane people call Windows on an external drive, does this mean users can expect to be able to switch between the two seamlessly without having to reboot? That is assuming in the time you’re using that garbage OS (that hopefully you bootlegged and didn’t pay for) it doesn’t crash and burn on you.

  4. Isn’t anybody happy about any of it? I mean, they got a lot of stuff working. That’s a good thing.

    The cam in particular seemed to be a biggie out there in speculation land. We might not care here in the snark-o forums, but it’s apparent. to me at least, that quite a few folks out there in the real world will probably be very pleased.

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