We all knew it was coming. The announcement that Apple would stop supporting the Boot Camp beta some time after Leopard came out was not well received, but once people figured out it didn’t mean their partition was going to self-destruct, they seemed okay with it. Well, the time has come. December 31st will the last day of support for the long-running beta, after which time the partition helper app “Assistant” will cease to work (kind of suspicious) but your XP or Vista install will remain bootable. Yes, it’s all very sad, but the problems of one obsolete little OS don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Besides, we’ll always have Parallels.
Apple: Boot Camp beta expires Dec. 31 [InfoWorld]