Apple this week up to date macOS Sierra to model 10.12.5 with greater than three dozen safety patches, and a change that lets customers set up Microsoft’s newest model of Home windows 10 on their Macs.
Sierra 10.12.5 “provides assist for media-free set up of Home windows 10 Creators Replace utilizing Boot Camp,” the replace’s transient launch notes learn. Creators Replace was the title Microsoft assigned to Home windows 10 1703, the improve issued final month.
Boot Camp, which is baked into macOS, lets Mac house owners run Home windows on their machines. A Home windows license is required. Boot Camp, whereas not virtualization software program like VMware’s Fusion or Parallels Worldwide’s Parallels Desktop, serves the identical function: Working Home windows functions, together with customized or mission-critical company software program, on a Mac private laptop.
Beforehand, Mac customers have been compelled onto a circuitous street to place Home windows 10 Creators Replace into Boot Camp. Based on a Microsoft support document printed earlier than the improve was launched, Mac house owners first needed to set up an .iso of 2016’s Home windows 10 Anniversary Replace, aka 1607, to Boot Camp. As soon as 1607 was in place, they may then improve Home windows 10 to 1703 from inside Boot Camp.
Monday’s macOS replace voids that workaround: Mac house owners could as a substitute straight set up a disk picture — in .iso format — of Home windows 10 1703 into Boot Camp.
Sierra 10.12.5 additionally patched 37 vulnerabilities in macOS. Apple additionally launched safety updates for Sierra’s two predecessors, 2015’s macOS El Capitan and 2014’s macOS Yosemite.