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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Chapter 26. Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is an Apple technology that makes it possible to run Windows on your Intel-based Macintosh computer. Once installed and configured, you can boot, or start, your Macintosh in either Mac OS X or Windows and use the software you have installed for the system you’ve booted.

Boot Camp has some very specific requirements. To install and use it, you must have all of the following:

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later. (You should have Mac OS 10.5 if you’re reading this book!)

  • An Intel-based Macintosh model.

  • A USB keyboard and mouse or a built-in keyboard and trackpad.

  • A Mac OS X 10.5 installation disc.

  • All firmware updates for your computer. You can download updates for free from Apple’s Web site.

  • At least 10 GB of free hard disk ...

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