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    Default Apple Releases New Boot Camp Support Software and Updates Compressor with Bug Fixes


    Apple recently released new Boot Camp Support Software for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well as an update for Compressor that brings a handful of bug fixes and stability improvements to the professional-level video encoding and formatting software.

    The Cupertino California company issued two versions of its Boot Camp Support Software recently, both of which contain Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) needed to run 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Intel-based Macs. Boot Camp Support Software version 5.1.5640 covers mid-2013 MacBook Airs, late-2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display models and late-2013 iMacs. A second iteration of the software, version 5.1.5621, should be downloaded for users of the following Macs:

    • MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2011)
    • MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2012)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch & 17-inch, Mid 2010)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, & 15-inch, Early 2011)
    • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch,15-inch & 17-inch Late 2011)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch & 15-inch, Mid 2012)
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, Early 2013)
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2009)
    • Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
    • Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
    • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
    • Mac mini (Mid 2011)
    • Mac mini (Late 2012)
    • iMac (27-inch, Quad Core, Late 2009)
    • iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Mid 2010)
    • iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Mid 2011)
    • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2011)
    • iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Late 2012)
    Both iterations of the latest Boot Camp Support Software come as .zip files with the 942.6 MB version 5.1.5640 and 924.9 MB version 5.1.5621 available as free downloads from Apple’s Support Downloads website.



    Moving on to Compressor 4.1.1, Apple addresses problems users have seen when installing the encoding and video output utility on systems where Qmaster was previously enabled. Also fixed are distributed encoding errors that would crop up when source filers were not present on the startup volume. Also resolved are stability issues when using multiple Compressor plug-ins, problems when viewing plug-in settings without the plug-in installed an error that could cause a system to hang when batch encoding.


    In addition to the bug fixes, the new version improves stability of transferring files from Final Cut Pro X via Send to Compressor, as well as other general improvements. Existing Compressor users can download version 4.1.1 from the Mac App Store or Software Update while new users can purchase the software for $49.99.

    Source: Apple (Support) (1)(2), iTunes via AppleInsider
    Last edited by Akshay Masand; 02-11-2014 at 06:35 PM.

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    Windows 9 you mean windows 8

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    I try to update and it still says the software is not available from the site...

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    Apple makes great phones and tablets and rightly dominates the tablet market which is good.

    However, Apples Mac PC computers are just hugely overpriced PC clones. Apple is then so greedy for future Mac PC sales that it makes it almost impossible to upgrade the Mac hardware components. Now, your overpriced purchase of the Mac PC has much less long term value than an average hardware equivalent Windows PC.

    Windows PC and Mac PC desktop computer sales have been on a slow death spiral for some time now as the world's consumers continue to choose mobile computing devices such as tablets and phones for their daily computer needs.

    On the Mac PC, Apple does "allow" consumers to run the Window's Operating systems which is terrific. If consumers were not able to run Windows on a Mac PC then Apples Mac PC sales would be falling faster than Windows PC sales already are. (Windows 8 has been a disaster...)

    Microsoft (in a cross-licensing deal) should insist that Apple licenses the Mac OS to PC Vendors to finally give consumers real choices in running any OS on any PC bought or sold.

    If Apple says no to Microsoft, then Microsoft is utterly stupid to continue to allow or license the Windows OS to run on any Mac PC ever sold in the future.

    (edit: Microsoft Managment is really really really dumb at times... Joy to the PC world, that the worthless Steve Ballmer is finally gone... "the world cheers"...)

    As we all know, Apple Management is too greed-centric to play fair and would never allow software licensing for the Mac OS to run on a PC. Apple's management wants Windows OS licensing to only benefit Apple's greedy bottom-line profits and screw consumer's choices and freedom as usual.

    You can run Windows OS on a Mac PC. (Apple laughs all the way to the bank)
    You cannot run Mac OS on a Windows PC. (Apple laughs all the way to the bank)

    Hackintosh users overcome the above problem but for 95% of the world's PC users the MAC OS is simply not worth running on a desktop computer.

    Love the Apple and Microsoft rank and file talented wonderful employees.
    As usual, screw the greedy management bastards ruining things for so many.
    Last edited by zeppy; 02-12-2014 at 09:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    Apple makes great phones and tablets and rightly dominates the tablet market which is good.

    However, Apples Mac PC computers are just hugely overpriced PC clones. Apple is then so greedy for future Mac PC sales that it makes it almost impossible to upgrade the Mac hardware components. Now, your overpriced purchase of the Mac PC has much less long term value than an average hardware equivalent Windows PC.

    Windows PC and Mac PC desktop computer sales have been on a slow death spiral for some time now as the world's consumers continue to choose mobile computing devices such as tablets and phones for their daily computer needs.

    On the Mac PC, Apple does "allow" consumers to run the Window's Operating systems which is terrific. If consumers were not able to run Windows on a Mac PC then Apples Mac PC sales would be falling faster than Windows PC sales already are. (Windows 8 has been a disaster...)

    Microsoft (in a cross-licensing deal) should insist that Apple licenses the Mac OS to PC Vendors to finally give consumers real choices in running any OS on any PC bought or sold.

    If Apple says no to Microsoft, then Microsoft is utterly stupid to continue to allow or license the Windows OS to run on any Mac PC ever sold in the future.

    (edit: Microsoft Managment is really really really dumb at times... Joy to the PC world, that the worthless Steve Ballmer is finally gone... "the world cheers"...)

    As we all know, Apple Management is too greed-centric to play fair and would never allow software licensing for the Mac OS to run on a PC. Apple's management wants Windows OS licensing to only benefit Apple's greedy bottom-line profits and screw consumer's choices and freedom as usual.

    You can run Windows OS on a Mac PC. (Apple laughs all the way to the bank)
    You cannot run Mac OS on a Windows PC. (Apple laughs all the way to the bank)

    Hackintosh users overcome the above problem but for 95% of the world's PC users the MAC OS is simply not worth running on a desktop computer.

    Love the Apple and Microsoft rank and file talented wonderful employees.
    As usual, screw the greedy management bastards ruining things for so many.

    Where did you come up with this garbage? You say Macs are overpriced PC clones which if you researched correctly you would know they are cheaper in the long run. For being a clone, they run Windows better then any PC out there (once again research it, they tested 100K mac to 100k PC's and found macs run windows better) The Macbook pro 2013 is the highest rated machine that can run Windows which it wasnt even designed for.

    Mac sales are up 16-19% year after year. Apple's 2014 quarter revenue racked up a cool $6.3 million compared to $5.6 million the quarter before and $5.5 million one year ago at this time. PC sales are failing faster then the Broncos in the Super Bowl. Worst-ever decline in 2013!

    Microsoft makes a boat load of money by allowing Bootcamp to install windows on Macs not just Apple. If PC's are designed for Windows which it obliviously cant handle why would Apple allow its OS on it, for people to complain how horrible the experience is. Lets take something that can't run what its designed to run and try putting another OS on it to see if that helps! Really?

    You also compare a Mac Desktop to a "average hardware equivalent Windows PC" saying they cant be upgraded which they CAN. You are not comparing the same equipment here, you hear desktop and think they are the same which they are not.

    Clone??? Apple was technically the first company out of the two to release an operating system that used a graphical user interface (GUI). On January 24, 1984, the guys behind Apple released “Mac System Software 1.0” on their original Macintosh commercial computer. This was almost two years before Microsoft released their extension of MS-DOS on November 20, 1985: Windows 1.0. It also wasn’t particularly successful. Who cloned who in the beginning-once again RESEARCH!

    Once again before you start to bash company's and products do at least 10% research first before you open your mouth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzone2310 View Post
    Where did you come up with this garbage? You say Macs are overpriced PC clones ... snipped long ego-maniac rant...

    Who cloned who in the beginning-once again RESEARCH!

    Once again before you start to bash company's and products do at least 10% research first before you open your mouth!
    Everything you rant about in your response is from a narrow-minded, ego-driven perspective and you are somehow wishing that your past or recent purchases of Mac PC hardware makes you valid or relevant as a person. Say it isn't so...

    Bottom line, Apple management and Microsoft management teams have screwed over and stolen from each other and so many competitors all throughout their corporate history.

    Thanks to Microsoft and Apple, consumers have benefited greatly and at the same time we have been too often screwed out of money, freedom and choice along the way.

    Today, Apples offering of the Mac Pro is for consumers and sheeple with more money than sense.

    I have enough money to buy you as a pet. But you offer very little value to me, so you shall not be purchased.

    My most recent purchase was an iPad Mini Retina Cellular 128GB on T-Mobile. Terrific purchase for me along with the iPad Air Cellular for my wife.

    You and any Mac Pro PC Clone would be a terrible purchase for me and probably 95% of the world.

    Just live with the truth and accept the fact that today Mac PC Clones offer very little value compared to what iPad Tablets and iPhones offer. (Profits from Mac PC Clone sales are not enough to pay the electricity bills at Apple properties...)

    The Windows OS PC platform will continue to reign supreme vs. Linux and the very overpriced and super limited software selection that you get when you buy or own a MAC PC Clone.

    Sad but true, so get over it and get back on your bike since you don't have a car because you spent all of your disposable money on a Mac... Lol...!
    Last edited by zeppy; 02-12-2014 at 11:28 AM.

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