Apple unveils software to permit Windows use

Looks like we won’t need those hacks to make Windows run on the Mac anymore! Apple has just announced a software patch that will support booting Windows on the Mac.


This from Reuters: (download Bootcamp here)

Apple Computer Inc. the maker of the Macintosh computer and iPod music device, on Wednesday rolled out a first-ever software patch to run Microsoft’s dominant Windows operating system on its PCs, a move that could draw millions of new buyers.

By enabling the move to Windows, the world’s No. 1 operating system, Apple hopes to draw people who want Macs, considered by many as easier to use and more stylish, but prefer the Windows operating system.


Apple shares rose 5.7 percent in early trade on Nasdaq.


Apple said the “Boot Camp” software, available immediately as a download, enables Macs powered by Intel Corp. chips to run either Windows XP or Apple’s Mac OS operating system software.