AFTER MUCKING CUSTOMERS AROUND for several months, Apple has finally got around to issuing a version of Bootcamp that can run Windows 7.
When Windows 7 came out in October, Apple promised that it would allow it to run on its shiny toys with an upgrade of Bootcamp.
However the project has been delayed for weeks, despite the fact Apple would have had months before the October release date to get it working. After all that is what Release Candidates are for.
In fact it was not exactly rocket science for any developer to knock up something that would boot up Windows 7 on a Mac. The new Macs are basically PCs and since you are not booting from inside the operating system it should have been a doddle. This has led some to believe that the Bootcamp delays were political more than technological.
There might have been some elements in the Cappuccino company who feared that if Apple users could work with Windows 7 they might actually like it. This was not a problem when Bootcamp was only running Windows XP, which looked dated in comparison with Snow Leopard, or Vista which was always a real dog. However Windows 7 is stable, boots fast and looks just as nice as Snow Leopard. µ
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