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Apple confirms Windows 7 support for Mac OS X boot camp

Dual install coming before decade is out

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Apple confirmed yesterday that it will support Windows 7 with "Boot Camp" in its Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform within the next few months, for those fanboys with a strange inclination to mix and match their operating systems.

The Cupertino-based firm announced its plans on its website on Thursday, which was the same day Microsoft officially took the wraps off Windows 7.

"Apple will support Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate) with Boot Camp in Mac OS X Snow Leopard before the end of the year. This support will require a software update to Boot Camp," it said.

The firm said customers would be able to dual install the latest operating system from its rival with Snow Leopard on their Macs.

It didn't confirm what date users can expect to see the boot camp update arrive.

Apple added that some early Intel-based Macs, including iMacs and MacBook Pros, manufactured in 2006 wouldn't support Windows 7 running in boot camp mode. ®

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