The long awaited Windows 10 OS hasn’t lost too much time in making itself available to Mac users. Just over two weeks since its global launch, Apple has now launched the newest version of its Boot Camp program which lets users install multiple OS alongside the device’s default OS X.
Boot Camp 6 offers the possibility for Mac owners to install the 64-bit variant of Windows 10 on a different partition to the one where the default MAC OS X installed. Users will still be required to keep the OS X on the system for the feature to work, but they will not be restricted to using it on any way. This basically offers the option of running the two operating systems concomitantly on the same machine.
After upgrading to Boot Camp 6, previous Mac owners who ran Windows 7 or 8.1 on the machine will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 as PC users would. The list of Mac machines compatible with Boot Camp 6 includes basically any Mac released onwards from 2012, and includes all MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Mini versions, as well as the redesigned 2015 MacBook and 2013’s Mac Pro.
The process isn’t complicated, as it is done through the program’s Boot Camp Assistant interface, which will guide through creating a Windows-compatible partition on the system’s hard-drive. However, you will not be able to install Windows on the device’s SSD, which is quite of a pity as that would’ve warranted better performance.
The advantages of installing Windows 10 on your Mac would primarily focus on the fact that Boot Camp 6 integrates some functions of the machine into the operating system, such as support for built-in SD/SDXC card slots or Apple SuperDrive. It will also provide Apple driver support for the OS so that you can keep all of your drivers up to date.
Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system and what they claim to be the last major Windows release as they will only incorporate updates to it from now on, has unconfirmed reports claiming that it has already been installed on over 50 million devices worldwide since its July 29 launch. The only official report was given by Microsoft just 24 hours after its launch, stating that it had registered over 14 million upgrades.
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