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iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.3

In addition to the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air EFI updates, the iMac EFI firmware was also updated to version 1.3. Apple says that this update "fixes several issues to improve the stability of iMac computers." You can download this update by opening Software Update (Apple menu >...

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MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air EFI firmware updates

Today, Apple updated the EFI Firmware for the entire notebook line. MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air all received the EFI update. Here's what Apple says about the updates: This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of [MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air] computers. You can...

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Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3

Yesterday, Apple gave Mac Pro owners an EFI Firmware update. Here's what Apple says about the update: This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of Mac Pro (Early 2008) computers. To complete the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application...

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Vista SP1 to support EFI booting standard - what does this mean for Boot Camp?

Rounding up on 9 months of Vista being on the market, Microsoft is of course at work on Service Pack 1 which is slated for an early 2008 release. At the official Windows Vista blog, Brandon LeBlanc has offered extensive details on what the focus of Service Pack 1 is, and while much of it is...

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Drives that go 'poof' in the night

While revving up a new MacBook Pro and pondering how to get a persistent bootloader, I inadvertently did something dumb: I disconnected a Firewire drive from my laptop while it was at the EFI boot screen. As sometimes is the case, dumbness led to knowledge -- I had never seen the drive 'poof'...

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A bootloader for the rest of us

Chalk this one up to a colleague's complaining. One of my cohorts was the mostly-happy recipient of a shiny MacBook Pro today, and he was setting up Boot Camp (with the eventual intent of configuring Linux as well as OS X & Windows) and griping that he wanted to see the EFI bootloader on every...

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Apple Firmware Restoration CD 1.2

The Apple Firmware Restoration CD 1.2 will restore your Intel-based Intel-based Mac to original factory condition. It can only be used to restore the Firmware after an interrupted or failed update. If your computer is already bricked, you'll need to download the update and create the CD on another...

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Boot Camp can run Vista, too

Some might say that using Boot Camp to run Windows XP on a Mac is so last week. Some enterprising hackers at the OSx86 Project seem to agree, as they have successfully gotten a preview version of Vista - Microsoft's upcoming Windows upgrade originally slated for 2003 - to run on an Intel iMac....

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Another Roadblock in Dual-Booting Mac OS X & Vista

Those hoping to be able to dual-boot the Intel Macs once Microsoft ships Vista (late this year?) may have to wait a bit longer. Today, Dan Warne of APC Magazine reported that Microsoft has announced that the first version of Vista will not have support for computers that use EFI firmware and that...

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Intel Mac tweakers having trouble, kill iMacs in process

An interesting thread has popped up over at the Nakfull Propaganda blog regarding getting Linux or Windoze to boot on the new Intel iMac Core Duo's. Since the new Intel Macs don't have Open Firmware and instead have EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface), some enterprising people have been trying to...

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The Good News for Mac Lab Admins

With the release of new Intel Macs yesterday, the people who manage labs and classrooms full of Macs started asking questions. Does this mean I need to have a PPC image for my PPC machines and an Intel image for my Intel Macs? What about NetRestore and NetBooting? Can these new Intel Macs even...

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