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Apple removes Boot Camp support from Mac OS X server edition


Apple has removed support for Boot Camp from all new Macs shipping with the server edition of Mac OS X, notes “Hexus” ( 

Boot Camp is designed to simplify Windows installation on a Mactel by providing a simple graphical step-by-step assistant application to dynamically create a second partition on the hard drive for Windows, to burn a CD with all the necessary Windows drivers, and to install Windows from a Windows installation CD. After installation is complete, users can choose to run either Mac OS X or Windows when they restart their computer.

In a note ( at its support site, Apple merely says: “Boot Camp is not included with Macs that ship with Mac OS X Server pre-installed. This includes all Xserves as well as Mac mini and Mac Pro configurations that include Mac OS X Server.”

There’s no explanation for the move. Of course, you’ll still be able to install other operating systems on the Mac servers such as the server versions of VMware Fusion and Parallels. And Boot Camp is included with Mac OS X 10.6 that lets users run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows, including Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows-based applications on an Intel-based Mac.

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