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/

Related articles:
Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard and the Vista-compatibility delay myth – March 24, 2007
Apple to delay Leopard? Digitimes.com’s poor Apple rumor accuracy – March 23, 2007
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. I guess we can put that disgusting “Leopard is delayed” rumor to bed.

    Note to analysts: Apple would never let MS be a cause of a delay in their OS. When Apple sees a problem, it gets fixed and fixed quickly. No need to follow the delay-centric mentality with MS for Apple. Apple does their job and they do it right (minus a few patches here and there but who’s perfect?).

  2. Anyone who is running out to buy a computer, minus the chincy platypus piece-togethers, has absolutely no reason now to not at least consider a Mac. It is simply a more diverse solution with lots more possibilities for the investment. If only Apple would make a 100gig drive the very minimum on their Macbooks.
    On another subject…is anyone else annoyed by the way the page loads at the top this MDN site the last week or so??

  3. “Apple is working to provide a better Windows experence than other PC makers”

    Which should not be hard at all to do. Heck, even the fact that you get a clean Windows install under Bootcamp, and not one loaded down with all kinds of bundled promotional crapware, makes Windows in Bootcamp a better experience.

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