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Apple Supports Windows XP On Its New Intel Based PCs

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT

On Wednesday Apple unveiled new software that allows Intel-based Macs to run Microsoft's Windows XP software. The computer maker said its new "Boot Camp" software is available as a download beginning Wednesday. It allows users with a Windows XP installation disc to install Microsoft's OS on an Intel-based Mac computer.

"Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple's superior hardware now that we use Intel processors," Philip Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in a statement.

Boot Camp makes it easier to install Windows software on an Intel-based Mac, with a step-by-step guide. It also lets users choose to use either Mac
OS X software, or the Windows software when they restart their computer.

Users can download the new Boot Camp software from Apple's Web site. A final version of Boot Camp will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5 "Leopard."

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