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Apple drops Windows 7 Boot Camp support with new Mac Pro

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2014 13:19 User comments (4)

Apple drops Windows 7 Boot Camp support with new Mac Pro Apple has dropped Windows 7 support for their Boot Camp multi-boot utility for the redesigned Mac Pro.
The utility allows Mac owners to run legacy Windows applications on their computers, as long as they are Intel-based.

If you try to install Windows 7, the utility will prompt you to install "Windows 8 or later," and Apple has updated their support documentation to reflect as such.

Many professional users have not yet embraced Windows 8, and were likely not preparing to in the near future, either. With the new changes, Mac users will need to either upgrade or begin emulating Windows 7.

The new Mac Pro is built in the U.S. and the base model starts at $2999 and features a 3.7GHz Intel Xeon E5 with 10MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 12GB (three 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory, Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM each. Flash storage shockingly starts at just 256GB, but can be configured up to 1TB. For connectivity there are four USB 3.0 ports, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, dual gigabit ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 UltraHD.

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4 user comments

118.3.2014 18:48

Emulating?? Don't you mean virtualizing?

Anyway I think Apple jumped the gun on this and I am sure it will happen with their next generation of iMacs and Macbooks too. Just another reason to show that Apple does not give a crap about the business/enterprise world.

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" ~ Roy Trenneman

219.3.2014 8:59

Well no one accused 4pp1e of being smart.

321.3.2014 18:14

Apple doesn't give a crap about anything except selling overpriced hardware

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Mar 2014 @ 18:15

422.3.2014 14:54

Another Nail in Apples coffin !

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