Apple plans to drop support and development of drivers for Windows XP and Windows Vista? Is it true? Actually, the suspicion emerges from the new demands on the screen from Boot Camp that comes with Mac OS X 10.6.6. The system now prompts the user for a genuine copy of Windows 7. Boot Camp is included with the latest version of Mac OS X 10.6.6. According to the site MacNN, Apple might have in the mind the abandonment of Windows XP and Windows Vista, including the cessation of the development of drivers for these systems used in Boot Camp. With the latest version of the operating system. The software that allows easy installation of Windows on a Mac when you create a partition compatible with Microsoft Windows, the automated tool now asks you to enter only a “genuine installation disc for Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate.”
Windows XP and Windows Vista, although they were mentioned in the early notice are not mentioned again. This suggests that Apple may have broken support for older operating systems.
Boot Camp now requires the download of “additional software specifically developed for the Mac,” which consists of all the drivers necessary for the proper functioning of components such as keyboard, trackpad and webcam. Users are advised to use the software directly from the installation DVD of Mac OS X. Perhaps the change is designed to ensure the driver installation to date, with the consequent reduction of complications and failures.
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.6 which is an upgrade and now available through Snow Leopard’s Software Update feature. The focus of the patch is entirely on adding the Mac App Store client, which lets users quickly buy, install and update Mac software while giving Apple a cut of the revenue. There are few other facts recorded changes in v10.6.6 that are it is limited to one security and two bug fixes. Four different versions of v10.6.6 are available. The primary update is 143.59MB which is meant for v10.6.5 owners only. Alternately people can download the cumulative Combo update, measuring 1.06GB. Snow Leopard Server owners can download their own regular and Combo updates, sized at 143.5MB and 1.15GB respectively. The update also deals with a cropping problem when performing postscript printing in landscape mode.