Apple has released Boot Camp 1.1 beta, a new version of its software to enable Intel-based Macs to run Microsoft Windows XP. The new release, measuring 202MB, is available for download from Apple’s Web site.
Apple notes that the new release adds “support for the latest Intel-based Macintosh computers,” and users have confirmed that Boot Camp now supports the Mac Pro.
Also new in this release is easier partitioning using presets, the ability to install Windows XP on any internal disk, iSight camera support, support for built-in microphones, right-click emulation when pressing the right-hand Apple key on Apple keyboards, and improved Apple keyboard support including Delete, Print Screen, Num Lock and Scroll Lock.
Apple has also fixed a number of bugs in this release, such as turning off the optical LED for audio when not in use; audio off on internal speakers when the headphone jack is used; date and time sync when running windows and more.
Apple recommends that users who have installed previous version of Boot Camp should update to Boot Camp 1.1. Instructions are provided on the Web site.