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April 5, 2006

Boot Camp - Run Windows XP On Intel Macs

Apple introduced Boot Camp, a beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac. Boot Camp will be a feature in Leopard, Apple's next major release of Mac OS X.

"Macs use an ultra-modern industry standard technology called EFI to handle booting. Sadly, Windows XP, and even the upcoming Vista, are stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS. But with Boot Camp, the Mac can operate smoothly in both centuries," says Apple on its site, rememinding users that Mac is still the greatest operating system. "Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it'll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes," continues the sarcastic Apple.

You can download Boot Camp from Apple (83 MB) or you can watch a video of an iMac that boots on Windows XP and try an unofficial version.

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