As soon as the Intel-based Macs were revealed, people started to find ways to run Windows XP on them. The most spoken about resulted in a contest where the winner would get the money that a lot of people had contributed with. Naturally, it succeeded. To get down and dirty with the result, please visit OnMac.net.
I guess some people’s desire to run Windows XP on a Mac was to finally have a lean good looking computer with the OS they prefer; for some people it was about having it all, being able to dual-boot Windows and Mac OS X on the same machine. Some prefer one OS over the other, and some need both in their daily work.
An interesting twist came yesterday. Apple has officially launched a tool to run Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac. The days of wonder are apparently still here… The name of the tool is Boot Camp and for the moment it is in beta but offered for download by Apple. The final release is said to be shipped with the next major release of Mac OS X: Mac OS X Leopard.
What you also need to do in order to run Boot Camp is to update the firmware in your Mac. The different downloads are:
- MacBook Pro (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0
- iMac (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0
- Mac mini (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0
If things go terribly wrong, or if you have a change of mind, you can run the Firmware Restoration CD v 1.0
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and get it all!