Weâ€™ve all heard about various dubious processes to allow XP to boot on the new Intel-Macs. Some hardy souls have even given it a go â€“ but itâ€™s a bit hit and miss from what I hear, sometimes taking several attempts to stick.
Well whaddya know? Apple just announced a patch called Boot Camp which enables for the first time ever, Intel powered Macs to legitimately boot into either Windows XP or its own OS X operating system.
The time limited public beta, which is available for download from Apple, is not supported at present, but in itâ€™s final form will feature as part of itâ€™s forthcoming 10.5 Leopard release, offering as yet undisclosed additional functionality.
This is a bold move on Apples part and opens up a whole new market of potential users for Apple hardware. In fact, Apples stock has risen almost 6 percent since the announcement.
Personally, I cant wait to see if we can run our video editing system on the Mac, save me lugging the brick as we call our current â€˜portableâ€™ setup.