Boot Camp

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Boot Camp is a feature of Apple's Leopard OS X operating system that allows a user to install Microsoft's Windows XP or Windows Vista on a Macintosh computer. This allows the user to have both OS X and Windows installed on the same computer.

Requirements for Running Boot Camp

To run Windows, the user must have a Macintosh desktop or laptop with an Intel-based processor. It is because of the Intel architecture of the Mac that allows for Windows to be run natively on the computer. Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) must also be installed before the use of Boot Camp.