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Apple updates Boot Camp 3.3, iMac firmware

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Apple has issued an update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Boot Camp users and a revised firmware for certain iMacs that addresses graphics issues.

Boot Camp Software Update 3.3 supplies revised Windows support for Macs running Boot Camp 3.x, included as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Apple only notes that update supplies "critical bug fixes and hardware support."

This update is targeted at users running Windows 7 in either the 32 or 64-bit version via Boot Camp 3.2 on Snow Leopard.

Macs running 10.7 Lion do not need the update, as that version (Boot Camp 4) can upgrade itself. Users running Boot Camp 3.2 can download the new package through Software Update or from Apple's download page.

Apple released a "Boot Camp 3.2 update for Windows 64-bit" yesterday, which it states that it added "support for the ATI-Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, MacBook Air SuperDrive, and addresses critical bug fixes."

That update addressed users of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 running BootCamp 3.1 on Snow Leopard.

iMac Graphics firmware updates

A second update released today "fixes a graphics issue that may cause an iMac to hang under certain conditions."

Apple doesn't specify which iMac models the firmware update targets, but the package will only install on applicable models and requires Mac OS X Lion. iMacs that need the update can download it through Software Update or from Apple's download page.
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Boot Camp Update? But why?

Seriously Apple, why are you investing in supporting the leach that is M$ on your beautiful devices. Get rid of Boot Camp altogether. By now you'd think that the windows converts would see that the beauty and simplicity of OS X and dump that piece of M$ crap.

Or wait... is it needed?
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Or wait... is it needed?

Yeah. It's a selling point, in fact.

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Bootcamp is a necessary evil to allow some users to run Windows apps that have no Mac version or compatible equivalent, and won't run well or at all through a virtual machine.

I wish Apple would beef up their Windows support and allow Windows to run as a "Classic Layer" like we used to be able to do with Mac OS9... but that's what Parallels is for.
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Bootcamp is a necessary evil to allow some users to run Windows apps that have no Mac version or compatible equivalent, and won't run well or at all through a virtual machine.

I would never have bought an iMac if there wasn't a possibility to run Windows on it. I love my games too much.
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Bootcamp is a necessary evil to allow some users to run Windows apps that have no Mac version or compatible equivalent, and won't run well or at all through a virtual machine.

Yes, my office is a Windows setup and we work with Visual Studio, so Bootcamp is a necessary evil for me as it is the only way I can use by MBP there.
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Originally Posted by camroidv27 View Post

Boot Camp Update? But why?

Seriously Apple, why are you investing in supporting the leach that is M$ on your beautiful devices. Get rid of Boot Camp altogether. By now you'd think that the windows converts would see that the beauty and simplicity of OS X and dump that piece of M$ crap.

Or wait... is it needed?

You know that you don't have to use it, right?
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