Apple releases Boot Camp 1.2 beta with Windows Vista support

Apple StoreApple has released Boot Camp 1.2 beta which contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

Boot Camp 1.2 beta includes:
• Support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
• Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, AppleTime (synch), audio, graphics, modem, iSight camera
• Support the Apple Remote (works with iTunes and Windows Media Player)
• A Windows system tray icon for easy access to Boot Camp information and actions
• Improved keyboard support for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian
• Improved Windows driver installation experience
• Updated documentation and Boot Camp on-line help in Windows
• Apple Software Update (for Windows XP and Vista)

More info and download link: http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

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Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard and the Vista-compatibility delay myth – March 24, 2007
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Apple to postpone Mac OS X Leopard until October in order to support Windows Vista? – March 23, 2007
Apple introduces Boot Camp: public beta software enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP – April 05, 2006

29 Comments

  1. New drivers? System Tray Icons? Why does Apple bother to make the Windows user experience better than it has to be? I can understand providing minimal Windoze functionality so the boxes can act as a trojan horse to get Apple inside the corporate environment, but this makes it seem like they’re selling hardware to run Vista as the primary OS. Or is it just in their culture to make everything as good as it can be?

  2. “This is the day I’ve been dreaming about since I started taking narcotic cough formula 12 times a day.”

    Funniest thing I’ve read on MDN in ages. Even more so because of “ron”‘s comically misreading your sarcasm.

  3. @Famous Grouse

    Apple is working to provide a better Windows experence than other PC makers. The better Windows runs on a Mac the better the users experence of it. Personally I think they should offer Windows as an option on their computers if they could some how get away with having to do support for it.

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