Apple releases patches for Boot Camp, MacBook firmware
Support for new hardware devices and external displays
By Serenity Caldwell | Macworld.com | Published: 10:00, 19 November 2010
Apple on Thursday released several patches for its Boot Camp software as well as firmware updates for its MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The 3.2 Boot Camp software, available in two different flavours for users of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows respectively, adds support in Windows for the ATI-Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and MacBook Air SuperDrive, and addresses a variety of unnamed critical bug fixes. Apple recommends all users of Boot Camp 3.1 upgrade to this new version.
Meanwhile, the 2.0 EFI firmware updates for the MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro fix an issue where external displays connected to those models could suffer from an overly purple hue.
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The Boot Camp 3.2 software supports Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, and requires that Boot Camp 3.1 be installed. The software takes up 280.28MB of space (if using a 32-bit system; the 64-bit needs just 121.25MB). The EFI Firmware 2.0 updates require a MacBook or 13-inch MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.5, and just 1.98MB of space. Any of the four updates can be downloaded from Apple's Support website or via Software Update.