Apple Adds Vista Support to Boot Camp

Apple on Wednesday pushed an update to its Boot Camp dual booting feature, providing support for the 32-bit version of Windows Vista, as well as updated drivers for various hardware included with Intel Macs.

While Windows Vista could be installed on Intel Macs even before the update, some of the drivers provided by Apple for Windows XP would not work with Microsoft's latest operating system.


Boot Camp 1.2 addresses this, while also making the process of installing drivers smoother and including a new feature called Apple Software Update. The application will allow users to update drivers and Apple software from within Windows.

Support for the Apple Remote from within Windows has been added, and the Cupertino company said it will work with both Windows Media Player and iTunes. Additionally, a new system tray application allows for easy access to common actions and information, the company said.

Keyboard support has been improved for Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, and French Canadian languages as well.

The update is the second to Boot Camp since Apple introduced the functionality in April of last year. It has said BootCamp will be included in Leopard, but it is still not yet clear how tightly the functionality will be integrated into the operating system.

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