Boot Camp Updated for Windows 7

Boot Camp Updated for Windows 7


Today was a day of updates for Apple users, particularly those who use Boot Camp to run Windows on their Macs.

Apple today released Boot Camp 3.1, with full Windows 7 support. The update comes in two flavors, allowing users with both 32 as well as 64-bit machines to make the upgrade. Users wishing to upgrade from Vista will need to use the supplied utility to first prepare the install-partition.

This update comes to many with a verbal sigh of finality, as it’s been a major point of contention among dual-booters for quite some time now. Apple had originally promised official support for Windows 7 by the end of 2009, but as the calendar date came and went, users became riotous.

2010’s First Security Update

Along with the update for Boot Camp came Apple’s first security update for 2010: Update 2010-001. The update covers a few minor problems, and is mainly for users of the current version of Snow Leopard. Items covered in the update:

  • CoreAudio: Fixes an issue with malicious MP4 audio files.
  • CUPS: Fix for a malicious printer jobs request.
  • Flash: Updates Flash to 10.0.42 to fix “multiple issues.”
  • ImageIO: (for OS X and OS X Server 10.5.8 only) Fixes a problem with malicious TIFF images.
  • Image RAW: Fixes a problem with malicious DNG images.
  • OpenSSL: Fixes a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in current SSL and TLS protocols.

Image: Apple, Inc.

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