Update: Apple Boot Camp Software Boots Windows On Macs

By Michael Miller  |  Posted 2006-04-05 Print this article Print

Apple on Wednesday introduced Boot Camp, a program to allow Windows XP to run on an Intel-based Macintosh.

Apple on Wednesday introduced Boot Camp, a program to allow Windows XP to run on an Intel-based Macintosh. Although Windows has already been successfully booted on several Macs, the software is Apples acknowledgement that customers are interested in dual-booting the Apple OS as well as Windows XP on its new Intel-powered Macs. Boot Camp will also be a feature of "Leopard," Apples next major release of its OS X operating system that will be previewed at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference this August.
The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as an 83-Mbyte download at Apples Boot Camp web site, and is "preview software licensed" for use on a trial basis for an undisclosed, limited time.
To use the software, users need 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. Could Boot Camp turn Apple into a Dell competitor? Click here to read Michael Millers take on the new software and what it means for Apple. Read the full story on PC Mag.com: Apple Boot Camp Software Boots Windows On Macs

Michael J. Miller is Executive Vice President and Editorial Director of Ziff Davis Media Inc., where he takes an active role in corporate editorial issues, helps identify new editorial needs in the marketplace and shapes the editorial process of every Ziff Davis Media publication.

He joined the company in 1991 as Editor-in-Chief of PC Magazine. Under Miller's supervision, PC Magazine has grown to have the largest readership of any technology publication in the world, at 5.9 million readers. He oversaw the redesign of PC Magazine, the launch of pcmag.com and an expansion of PC Magazine Labs, the largest computer testing lab run by any publication.

Prior to joining PC Magazine, Miller was editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, which he joined as executive editor in 1985. Previously, he was the West Coast Bureau Chief for Popular Computing, and Senior Editor for Building Design & Construction.

An experienced public speaker and veteran technology journalist, Miller has become the 'spokesperson' for the technology industry. He has received several awards for his writing and editing, including being named to Medill's Alumni Hall of Achievement. In 2002, Mr. Miller was named the number one consumer/computer journalist by Technology Marketing magazine.

Mr. Miller holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.


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