Apple software brings Windows to Macs
Computer maker introduces Boot Camp, which is designed to enable Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.

NEW YORK ( - Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new Boot Camp software, which will enable Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.

Boot Camp will let users with a Microsoft (Research) Windows XP installation disc install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac computer. Once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS X or Windows.

Apple's 'Boot Camp' brings windows to Macs
Apple's 'Boot Camp' brings windows to Macs

"Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple's superior hardware now that we use Intel processors," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a statement.

"We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch."

Shares of Apple (Research) rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trade Wednesday.


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