Boot Camp updates graphics drivers

Apple has released a new beta version of Boot Camp, the software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows. The new 1.4 update is available for download from Apple’s Web site, and measures 347MB.

With Boot Camp installed, users can partition a portion of their Mac’s hard drive space to install Microsoft Windows. By holding down the option key on boot, users can select either Mac OS X or Windows to boot into, and can run Windows applications just as they would on a regular PC.

The new version of Boot Camp provides support for keyboard backlighting on MacBook Pro laptops; supports pairing of Apple Remotes; updates graphics drivers; improves the Boot Camp driver installer; improves international keyboard support; provides localization fixes and updates Windows Help for Boot Camp.

Boot Camp requires Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later, an Intel-based Mac running the latest firmware update, 10GB free hard disk space, a blank CD or DVD, the ability to print instructions, and a “full” version of Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate.

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