In every companies’ history there is a moment that defines the turning point. Well for Apple it was the Ipod. You thought I was going to say BootCamp, the new download that will let you run Tiger or Windows on your computer with simulation. You are crazy if you don’t think this is going to sell millions more computers. We all knew it was going to be possible but how many thought that Apple had the program all along as was going to release it themselves to stop the bootleggers? My wife told me about it first because she was excited that finally she can get some work done at home. Her computer system wouldn’t let her remotely log in because we were running Tiger. There are thousands if not millions of people with similar experiences. Mac at home and Windows at work. Even more people were reluctant to buy Apple because of the monopoly at work. No more problems and millions of more sales. Another HUGE event for Apple. Here is the Official Boot Camp Download to get it.
Here is how Apple describes it:
CUPERTINO, CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â€April 5, 2006Ã¢â‚¬â€AppleÃ‚Â® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based MacÃ‚Â®, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OSÃ‚Â® X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leopard,Ã¢â‚¬Â AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next major release of Mac OS X, that will be previewed at AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Worldwide Developer Conference in August.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s superior hardware now that we use Intel processors,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Philip Schiller, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Boot Camp simplifies Windows installation on an Intel-based Mac by providing a simple graphical step-by-step assistant application to dynamically create a second partition on the hard drive for Windows, to burn a CD with all the necessary Windows drivers, and to install Windows from a Windows XP installation CD. After installation is complete, users can choose to run either Mac OS X or Windows when they restart their computer.
Pricing & Availability
The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as a download at www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp, and is preview software licensed for use on a trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Boot Camp will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leopard.Ã¢â‚¬Â Apple does not provide support for installing or running Boot Camp and does not sell or support Microsoft Windows software. Apple welcomes user feedback on Boot Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boot Camp requires an Intel-based Mac with a USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and TrackPad; Mac OS X version 10.4.6 or later; the latest firmware update; at least 10GB of free space on the startup disk; a blank recordable CD or DVD; and single-disc version of Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.