Back in February I posted about installing Mac OS X on a PC, well the exact opposite, Microsoft Windows on Apple Mac, is now officially being supported by Apple with yesterday’s launch of Boot Camp. This new beta software allows you to install a licensed copy of Windows XP on an Intel Mac, so that you can dual-boot both Mac OS X and Windows XP (Windows Vista will be supported as well). Boot Camp will be included with the next Apple OS X release 10.5 (Leopard).
Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in â€œLeopard,â€ Appleâ€™s next major release of Mac OS X, that will be previewed at Appleâ€™s Worldwide Developer Conference in August.
Of course the InterWeb has been buzzing about this news for the last 24 hours. Eric Dahl did a write up for PC World on installing and using using Boot Camp, and from what he describes, it sounds pretty promising.