Windows Vista FlagApple has released an update to Boot Camp, software which enables Intel-based Macs to reboot into a Windows operating system partition. The new version, 1.2, is available for download from Apple’s Web site. It remains a public beta.

With Boot Camp installed, Mac users have the option of rebooting into a Windows partition. Boot Camp provides graphics, networking and peripheral drivers to make Intel Macs recognized fully by Windows, to make working in each operating system as seamless as possible. The new 1.2 release includes support for the 32-bit version of Windows Vista, according to Apple, and also adds updated drivers for the trackpad, AppleTime synchronization, audio, graphics, modem and iSight camera and support for the Apple Remote when used with iTunes and Windows Media Player.

Also new in this release is a Windows system tray icon for access to Boot Camp information, improved foreign language keyboard support, an improved Windows driver installation experience, updated documentation and Boot Camp online help in Windows. Apple Software Update for Windows XP and Vista is also new.