It’s not often you get two Macworld Podcasts in a single day. Then again, up until Wednesday morning, it wasn’t that often that you could boot up the Windows operating system on a Mac—with the help of software developed by Apple.
With Wednesday’s release of the Boot Camp public beta, Intel-based Mac owners can now boot into Microsoft Windows XP on their Apple-built hardware. The move comes just a few weeks after some enterprising hackers figured out a way to allow Windows XP to dual-boot on an Intel Mac. However, Apple one-upped the hackers, not only by simplifying the XP installation process, but also including many of the drivers that were missing from the hacked approach.
In this bonus podcast, I talk to Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths about his experience of installing Boot Camp onto his Mac mini Core Duo.
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Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths wrote about installing Windows XP on March 23, a few weeks before Boot Camp was released.
He and also chatted about Windows XP and the Mac mini in general in Podcast #32.
And finally, Macworld Editorial Director Jason Snell offers his thoughts on Boot Camp.
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