Boot Camp 6: run Windows 10 on Macs

Some people don't have a choice; they have to use Microsoft Windows because of corporate policy. But others, especially those in a "Bring Your Own Device" environment, have the luxury of using Macs to run both Mac OS X and Windows. It's done one of two ways -- running a virtual machine under software like Parallels Desktop, VMware or Oracle VirtualBox, or setting up a dual-boot Mac using Apple's Boot Camp software. The latest version of Boot Camp is now available, and Boot Camp 6 makes it possible to run Redmond's latest operating system -- Microsoft Windows 10 -- on a variety of Macs. Here's a full list of Macs supporting Windows 10:

MacBook

• MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, early 2015)

MacBook Air

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2013)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, mid 2013)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2012)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, mid 2012)

MacBook Pro

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2015)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2014)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, mid 2015)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, early 2013)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, early 2013)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2012)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, mid 2012)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, mid 2012)

• MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2012)

iMac

• iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, mid 2015)

• iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, late 2014)

• iMac (21.5-inch, mid 2014)

• iMac (27-inch, late 2013)

• iMac (21.5-inch, late 2013)

• iMac (27-inch, late 2012)

• iMac (21.5-inch, late 2012)

Mac mini

• Mac mini (late 2014)

• Mac mini Server (late 2012)

• Mac mini (late 2012)

Mac Pro

• Mac Pro (late 2013)

The latest version of Boot Camp is automatically downloaded when you launch the Boot Camp Assistant that is in the Utilities folder of your Mac. Apple provides step-by-step instructions on setting up a dual-boot OS X/Windows environment.

Apple World Today will soon have a series of posts outlining the methods of running Windows 10 on your favorite Mac, both using Boot Camp and virtual machines.