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Apple releases Bonjour for Windows 1.0.4

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Fri July 27, 2007

Bonjour for Windows 1.0.4

Apple has released Bonjour for Windows 1.0.4, an update to the company's zero-configuration networking software that enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. Bonjour for Windows 1.0.4 requires Microsoft Windows 2000/2003, Windows XP, or Windows Vista. Apple recommends users make sure that the latest Service Pack is installed using Windows Update, and a 64-bit version of Bonjour is also available for users running 64-bit versions of Vista.

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  1. timbck2

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How about a nice round of "who cares"? Does anyone even use Bonjour?

  1. Serenak

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You might be surprised

    As Mac users we all use Bonjour all the time without being aware of it... You might not "actively" use the Bonjour features but if you have more than one Mac on your network you are already using it.

    Bonjour for Windows could be a really useful feature for me - at work I have several Macs, they are networked with several PCs "upstairs". I have no problems connecting with them, but the reverse is not true... Bonjour for Windows could be a real boon (course the sad Windows users are scared of anything new - but that is a different question :D)

  1. 010111

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i use it.

    i install bonjour for windows on every PC i set up in the office. it's very useful actually. much easier setting up a Bonjour printer in Windows than an IP printer... especially if the PC is missing those stupid UNIX Tools For Windows or whatever it is.

    massively easier using Bonjour.

    especially for printers that might be a one-time set up printer (like a rented one etc.) plug printer into an Airport or another machine... share printer... Macs and PCs can both find and use that printer with no problem.


    that said.

    the link isn't working for me to download this.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    the usual

    timbck2 = idiot

  1. dpicardi

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Bonjour Rocks

    I use it all the time and so do you if you've ever streamed photos, itunes, set up a wireless printer etc. on your mac. Ever wonder why it was so easy?

  1. ezyrider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    We use it too!

    If you work in a professional use it. Makes hooking up Bonjour-capable printers a breeze. Doing it in Windows without it sucks. Bonjour really does ROCK!

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