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. I’m sure The Steve has Boot Camp running with all the drivers, ah, driving. I agree they probably just release timely “updates” to keep the media lapping it up and feeding the switchers.

    Rock on Steve!

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  2. @Jay:

    I don’t believe that is a misprint regarding the right-hand apple key. On Windows keyboards there is a totally stupid key called the “Application” key, located to the right of the right-hand “Alt” key. When one presses the application key, it performs a right click in whatever application the user is currently working in. So, I think what Apple has done is simply make the Mac keyboard function a little more like a Windows keyboard by allowing anyone who commonly makes use of the “Application” key to continue to do so.

    Note that the key is NOT a modifier key like “Control” on a Mac keyboard. It is a key that only works when pressed and released.

    MW: Yes, as in yes the key is highly unnecessary and I never use it.

  3. HOLLY COW!!!

    90% of Mac users polled not planing to buy Mac Pro!!

    And why should they right? After all it’s a lame duck version, software from Adobe isn’t ready either.

    It’s a whole platform change all over again and people haven’t gotten the value out of PPC G5’s yet.

    There is some interest on the Apple forums, but nothing like when the G5 was released, that was insane.

    Expect Apple stock to dive, people are struggling to make ends meet right now and the US economy is headed for a post real estate bubble recession.

    Damm gas is still way too high.

  4. =====
    I wish they would release drivers for the iSight and mighty mouse for general Windows use.

    I have a PC that I would get another iSight for.

    But we don’t want you to stay on a Windows PC.

    The iPod + iTunes and QuickTime are all you get.

    Want iSight? Get a Mac.
    Want Final Cut Pro? Get a Mac.
    Want Aperture? Get a Mac.

  5. Nutz… nice poll, very scientific for you to get so worked up about it. It has already swung so far that now only 46% plan to purchase… and I’m sure you were adding up some other categories, but whatever, it is meaningless. BTW, Apple doesn’t expect the Mac Pro to be their best selling PC either, so don’t raise the bar quite so high for that particular model.

    As for the economy… take a breath, the sky is not falling. The housing bubble looks like an inflated waterballon next to what was the internet bubble. This bubble has an actual foundation to it, and so far, everything is coming down nice and slow, just like one would want… cycles in the economy are normal, as long as they are controlled, and this one seems to have a decent driver along for the ride.

    And those gas prices will come down soon enough, but don’t worry, it is really only impacting the ‘walmart’ segment of the economy, which, as of now, haven’t been Mac buyers anyway.

    Apple’s stock will be just fine.

  6. Actually Get a Mac, there is one other app Apple really needs to port to Windows: that’s Keynote.

    If Apple got the Windows business world to see how crappy Powerpoint really is they’d start to take more note…

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