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Apple Blesses Windows XP On Macs

Apple Computer, Inc. on Wednesday did something it's never before done: endorse another operating system.

And Microsoft Windows at that.

Boot Camp
, a beta of a feature which will also be bundled in the next major update to Mac OS X, rolled out Wednesday.

Apple explained the shift by saying that users wanted to put Windows XP on the newest Intel processor-based Macintosh desktops and portables.

"We have no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple's hardware now that we use Intel," said Philip Schiller, a senior vice president of marketing for Apple, in a statement. "We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch."

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