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Apple misses self-imposed Windows 7 boot camp deadline

Where's my update, Stevie boy?

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Apple has missed its own deadline for Windows 7 support, after the Jobsian outfit failed to release a "Boot Camp" version allowing users to dual install the latest Microsoft operating system with Snow Leopard on their Macs.

The company was supposed to confirm support by 31 December 2009.

As we reported in October, Apple said dual install support was coming for the Redmond OS before the year was out.

"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," noted the Cupertino-based firm one day after Windows 7 hit retail shelves in the Autumn.

However, a few days into 2010 and Apple's Boot Camp support for Windows 7 remains missing in action, much to the chagrin of fanbois.

AppleInsider reports that the official Windows 7 support updates are still being tweaked at Apple, and will possibly-maybe be released soon.

All of which has led to some people asking Apple: "Where's my update?"

Of course, some will argue that Boot Camp support from Apple is a futile pursuit given that there is so much VM love out there today. ®

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