Apple releases Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta

Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that lets you install and run the Windows operating system on your Mac.

This technology is currently called “Boot Camp” and has been available as a public beta since April 2006. Apple has released Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta which contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users:

• Support for the latest Intel-based Macintosh computers
• Easier partitioning using presets for popular sizes
• Ability to install Windows XP on any internal disk
• Support for built-in iSight cameras
• Support for built-in microphones
• Support for the Apple USB Modem
• Trackpad scrolling and right-click support on Apple Laptops
• Improved Apple keyboard support including Delete, PrintScreen, NumLock, and ScrollLock keys
• Improved International Apple keyboard support

More info and download link here.

Related MacDailyNews article:
Apple introduces Boot Camp: public beta software enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP – April 05, 2006

16 Comments

  1. Nic,

    Apple’s MacBooks and MacBook Pro models offer secondary click (right-click) without resorting to physically chopping the click button into two: just place two fingers anywhere on the trackpad and click the button to secondary click. You can turn this option on in the Keyboard & Mouse Trackpad section of System Preferences. A typically elegant solution from Apple and it works very well.

  2. Nic, Apple think outside the box and have implemented a much better (IMO) solution to right clicking.

    Place 2 fingers on the trackpad and click the trackpad button – that is a ‘right click’

  3. Yeah and if you want this feature in older models e.g. iBooks, there’s a great program called iScroll2. Google it up. It also lets you drag 2 fingers to scroll, which it looks like you can do in bootcamp now.

  4. I updated just fine. But, I can’t say the new trackpad drivers are better…while booted in XP. Yes, they now allow for a 2 finger scroll, which is very nice…

    But, I noticed normal mouse movement (1 finger) is choppy at best. Sometimes there seems to be a lag, especially when switching from 1 to 2 finger usage.

    Maybe this is on purpose… ya’know, so people realize how much better it is to just use OSX. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  5. i tried installing this update and for every new driver Windows gave me an error message recommending that they not be installed because they’re weren’t Windows Logo approved…anybody see this? it gave me 2 options: install anyway or stop installation. any ideas?

  6. JOOOP – follow the ‘update’ instructions. Just install the latest BootCamp build and then burn a Windows driver CD.

    MARCUS ARELIUS – Yeah, this has always happened. Just install anyway. Microsoft doesn’t trust Apple made drivers I guess.

  7. Marcus:

    Don’t worry about the Windows Logo thing. MS has a program where developers can get their drivers certified as compatible. But, even reputable vendors don’t always get things certified in time for release. I would trust Apple here and go ahead and install them.

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