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Boot Camp now supports Windows Vista: A new version of the Boot Camp beta is out, and it adds 32-bit support for Microsoft's Vista OS, among other improvements. (Consequently, Microsoft also released a Vista patch to fix problems users were having disconnecting their iPods. How nice when everyone gets along!) Does this mean that DigiTimes' Leopard-delay rumor that we reported on last Friday isn't true? Could be, could not be, who knows... A blogger wonders, what if the top secret about Leopard is that there are no top-secret features? (Then Jobs save us all.)
In other Apple news: The iTunes Store now has a My Alerts page (and optional email alerts) to notify you of new releases from the bands you like, as well as a Complete My Album "feature" that lets you buy an album at a reduced price if you already bought one or more songs from that album within the past six months. We're somewhat underwhelmed as these albums are still in 128Kbps protected AAC format only. How about offering CD-quality tunes, Apple?
iPhooey? John Dvorak says that Apple should kill the iPhone (yes, before it's even released) because he feels the company can't compete in the cell-phone market (which is nowhere near as fractured as the MP3 player market was when the iPod hit the stage) and the margins in said market are tighter than Apple can handle. Speaking of killing things, CNET wonders: If the smartphone killed the PDA, will the iPhone kill the iPod? We doubt it, since the iPod has simplicity, capacity, no monthly bill, a huge installed base, and on and on. Time will answer both of these quandries, of course.
Quick hits: Is Apple hacking hacked Apple TVs? Is Greenpeace being fair with Apple? Dell will roll out computers will Linux preinstalled in a matter of weeks. Musicians who depend on the Net to find new listeners have created a coalition called Rock the Net to support net neutrality. Here's how to use a Bluetooth headset with iChat or Skype on your Mac. And Case-Mate is donating $1 for every iPod case sold in the month of April through Target, Dr. Bott, and Blue Bay Electronics to Prevent Child Abuse America.