With Intel Inside, Mac Welcomes Windows, Too Apple Computers announces a new feature many thought would never happen: the ability to use Windows on a Macintosh. Apple, which now uses chips from Intel, a top provider for Windows-based machines, says its Boot Camp software allows users to install Microsoft Windows XP.
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With Intel Inside, Mac Welcomes Windows, Too

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With Intel Inside, Mac Welcomes Windows, Too

With Intel Inside, Mac Welcomes Windows, Too

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An image shows the choice some Mac users will soon have: partitioning their hard drives into Apple and Windows sections. Courtesy Apple Computer hide caption

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An image shows the choice some Mac users will soon have: partitioning their hard drives into Apple and Windows sections.

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Apple Computers announces a partnership of sorts that many people thought would never happen: the ability to use Windows on a Macintosh. Apple, which now uses chips from Intel, long the top provider for Windows-based machines, says its Boot Camp software will allow Apple owners to install Microsoft Windows XP. Michele Norris talks with Leo LaPorte of the podcast This Week in Tech.

In making the announcement, Apple clarified that the company has no plans to sell or install Windows -- but an announcement did note that Boot Camp might help those torn between Apple and Microsoft. The software, now in a public beta phase, will be included in the next major release of Apple's OS X operating system.