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For Mac users who can’t escape Microsoft’s hold, OS X Boot Camp now supports Win 8

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The newest version of Mountain Lion has arrived, now that OS X 10.8.3 is available for download from the Mac App Store. It comes with a number of new fixes and additions to your system, one of which will make platform agnostics happy – official Boot Camp support for Windows 8. 

Boot Camp is a tool that makes it easy for Mac users to install and use Windows operating systems on their Mac laptops and desktops. You can use it to easily switch between OS X and Windows by pressing the option button while your Apple computer is booting up (although your computer can only boot into one or the other). While a lot of people have already been using Windows 8 on their Mountain Lion computers, this development means there’s now better Windows 8 driver support on OS X and that you can use Windows 8 trackpad gestures on your MacBook. 

In addition, OS X 10.8.3 features Boot Camp support for Macs with drives larger than 3TB, as well as a number of bug fixes, including a fix for the file URL that causes apps to crash. It also comes with the new Safari version 6.0.3, and a new feature that you can use to redeem iTunes gift cards via your computer’s iSight camera, which sounds mighty convenient. 

Head over to the 10.8.3’s official release page to see its full list of improvements. 

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