- Competition Heating Up in the Tablet Market, 2012.07.25. HP and RIM tried to take on the iPad and failed. Now Microsoft and Google are stepping up to the plate.
- 12" PowerBook vs. iBook: Is There Really a Difference?, 2012.02.17. The 12" iBook G4 was dead, and a 12" PowerBook seemed the perfect replacement. Is the PowerBook really a better computer?
- VMware Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7: The Virtualization Battle Continues, 2012.01.18. Over the years VMware and Parallels have both improved signficantly, but which is better in 2012?
- Fuss Over iPhone User-Tracking Information a Tempest in a Teapot, 2011.05.10. Someone would need physical access to your iPhone, iPad, or computer to read the cryptic location file.
- ePrinting: Remotely Print to HP's Newest Printers via Email, 2010.11.30. If your device - PC, tablet, or smartphone - can send email, it can print to HP's latest printers with ePrint technology.
- Adobe CS5 Makes It Easier to Rewrite History, 2010.08.17. Photoshop CS5 lets users alter history, and Creative Suite 5 makes it easier than ever to produce content that's ready for traditional and digital production.
- Microsoft's New PC vs. Mac Pages Don't Tell Us Anything New, 2010.08.11. Microsoft points out the real advantages of choosing a PC over a Mac: more color choices, models with built-in TV tuners and Blu-ray, and a lot more models at a lot more price points.
- OS X on My Dell Mini 9: Success at Last!, 2010.03.02. Although last year's attempts to install OS X failed, new utilities made it easy to turn this Dell netbook into a Hackintosh.
- 2 Freebies for Switchers, 2010.01.07. Windows users are used to a maximize button and a Start menu. Two free apps to bring these features to OS X.
- VMWare Fusion 3.0 vs. Parallels Desktop 5.0, 2010.01.05. Both programs support Snow Leopard and Windows 7 while improving graphics performance. Which is better?
- VirtualBox 3.0: Free Virtualizer Is Almost Grown Up, 2009.07.13. With version 3, VirtualBox has become a serious alternative to Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion.
- In Praise of Netbooks, 2009.04.06. Apple says it can't make a Mac netbook that won't be 'a piece of junk' for $500, yet Dell's Mini 9 is a very nice netbook at half that price.
- Darwine: Mac Wine in New Bottles, 2009.03.16. Darwine is a free, open source program that allows you to run many Windows programs on Intel-based Macs without a copy of Windows.
- Unbuntu Linux and Boot Camp Make It Easy to Create a Triple Boot Mac, 2008.12.24. Boot Camp makes it easy to install Windows on Intel Macs, and Ubuntu now makes it easy to install Linux to a virtual Windows drive.
- CrossOver Mac Free for Just One Day, 2008.10.28. For just one day, CodeWeavers is making CrossOver for Mac or Linux available for free. Don't delay!
- Free VirtualBox for Mac now a virtual contender, 2008.07.21. A year ago, the Mac version of VirtualBox lacked some essential features. Over the past year, it's grown into a very useful tool.
- SheepShaver brings Classic Mac OS to Intel Macs and Leopard, 2008.05.20. Mac OS X 10.5 doesn't support Classic Mode. Neither does Leopard. But SheepShaver lets you emulate a PowerPC Mac and run the Classic Mac OS.
- Leopard brings about a few changes for Boot Camp users, 2007.11.30. Boot Camp no longer requires a Windows drivers disc, and BootPicker makes it easy to choose Windows, Linux, or the Mac OS at startup.
- Upcoming expiration of Boot Camp does not mean Windows will stop running on OS X 10.4 Macs, 2007.10.15. Although the Boot Camp Assistant may stop running, your Boot Camp setup and Windows installation will continue to function.
- VMware Fusion a good alternative for fusing Windows with OS X, 2007.08.20. Fusion has a few advantages over Parallels, including multiprocessor support, the ability to work with 64-bit operating systems, and less drag on the system when you're using Mac apps.
- VirtualBox: A free, open source way to run Windows and Linux on your Intel Mac, 2007.07.27. Although not as polished as Parallels or Fusion, VirtualBox lets you run Linux or Windows alongside Mac OS X - for free.
- Safari for Windows not a slam dunk success, 2007.06.19. Not only does Safari 3.0 beta for Windows exhibit some serious teething problems, but it doesn't look or act like a Windows app either.
- Parallels 3 narrows the gap between Virtualized Windows and using Boot Camp, 2007.06.13. The newest version of Parallels Desktop adds graphics acceleration, new tools, and easier Windows installation than Microsoft offers.
- Boot Camp users have nothing to fear from Leopard's delay, 2007.04.17. Although the current beta of Boot Camp is set to expire at the end of September, Apple has plenty of time to release an update - and users have plenty of time to remove it if Apple doesn't.
- VMware Fusion beta 3 adds new features, takes a giant step toward release, 2007.04.11. Looking for a virtualization solution for your Intel Mac? The latest beta of VMWare Fusion makes several improvements and includes some unique features.
- CrossOver: Run Windows apps on Intel Macs without Windows, 2007.02.28. If you need to run Windows apps on your Intel Mac once in a while, CrossOver may be the least expensive way to do so since it eliminates the need to buy a copy of Windows.
- A tale of two betas: VMware Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop, 2007.01.23. Parallels Desktop has displaced Boot Camp as the choice of savvy Macintel users. Can VMware compete with the entrenched upstart?
- One thing Mac OS X should learn from Windows, 2007.01.08. Apple's failure to merge folders in any version of the Mac OS frustrates switchers and can lose important files.
- Parallels revisited: Release version far more polished than beta, 2006.11.21. Parallels lets you run Windows or Linux without rebooting your Intel-based Mac, and it's made great strides since the beta came out earlier this year.
- Apple's product line: Hiding complexity behind elegant simplicity, 2006.08.28. Consumers are not well served when model after model comes from Apple with the exact same product name but very different configurations.
- 'Twice as fast': Did Apple lie or just carefully select its truths?, 2006.08.21. Yes, some CPUs are more efficient than others, but by carefully choosing which benchmark results are reported, you can make one chip look a lot better than its competitor.
- Love OS X but need to use Windows? FlyakiteOSX may help, 2006.08.09. FlyakiteOSX lets you overhaul Windows XP so it looks and acts more like Mac OS X. It's not perfect, but it is more like using a Mac.
- Running Windows in parallel on your Intel Mac, 2006.04.20. Parallels Workstation for the Intel Macs works nicely and supports a lot more than Windows XP. What are its pros and cons compared with Boot Camp?
- Not perfect yet, but Boot Camp works as advertised, 2006.04.19. Thanks to Apple's Boot Camp software, you can now install and run Window XP on any Intel-based Mac. It works, but what are the limitations?
- Windows security for Mac users, 2006.04.18. Yes, you can run Windows XP on the new Intel-based Macs, but before you do, you should know the dangers inherent in having a Windows machine connected to the Net.
- Apple joins 'Win on Mac' army with Boot Camp, 2006.04.07. The hackers did it first, but Apple's Boot Camp is a much more elegant solution to putting Windows XP on Macintel hardware.
- Windows XP on Macintel a reality, 2006.03.23. It took a while, but it's now possible to boot Windows XP on the new Intel-based Macs.
- VNC, Basilisk II, and SheepShaver: 3 ways to run Classic on an Intel Mac, 2006.02.20. The new Intel-based Macs don't support Classic mode, but there are hardware and software solutions that will let you access some or all of your old Classic apps.
- Computer benchmarks and other baloney: Don't expect 2-4x performance from Intel Macs, 2006.02.07. The Intel Macs are faster than the models they replace, but only with software written for them. With older software, they're actually slower than last year's Macs.
- Using a shared Windows printer from your Mac with OS X 10.4, 2006.02.01. Step-by-step instructions for getting your Mac with 'Tiger' to see and print to a shared printer on a Windows computer. It's not perfect, but it does work.
- Windows on Intel Macs? OS X on PCs? Don't hold your breath, 2006.01.24. At present, it's simply not possible to run Windows or Linux on the new Intel Macs. That will change, but don't plan on running OS X on non-Apple hardware.
- 'Just Say No to Microsoft' fails to convince, 2006.01.17. Although a useful resource for those seeking alternatives to Microsoft, the author's biases and errors undermine the book's credibility.
- Guest PC: A more affordable way to put Windows on your Mac, 2005.12.05. If you need to run Windows now and then and don't want to buy a Windows computer, Guest PC will let you run Windows on your Mac, albeit slowly.
- Tiger: Lots to like, but some annoyances as well, 2005.05.18. Tiger seems to be faster and has some great new features, but there are a few things to watch out for as well.
- MacLink Plus 15: Still capable after all these years, but..., 2004.12.01. MacLink Plus still does a great job of translating files from one format to another, but how many Mac users still need it?
- REALbasic: Cross-platform programming for the rest of us, 2004.11.22. REALbasic makes it easy to write programs on the Mac for use with Linux and Windows PCs -- and vice versa.
- Virtual PC 7 puts a (sluggish) Windows PC on your Mac, 2004.10.11. If you're already running Virtual PC on your Mac, there may not be enough new and improved features to justify the cost of this upgrade.
- Microsoft Office 2004 for Macs does more than just match the Windows version, 2004.07.28. Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has given Office 2004 users useful features unavailable on any Windows version of Microsoft office.
- SharePoints unlocks hidden network flexibility in OS X, 2004.06.23. "SharePoints does a good job of giving users back the networking potential that Apple chose to hide. Thanks to HornWare for making it available for free."
- There's more for Mac users in superstore aisles than many realize, 2004.05.19. Although the staff might not know it, most superstores have plenty of printer, mice, keyboard, drives, and other items compatible with Macs.
- Panther lets Macs and Windows work together better, 2003.11.21. Sharing files between OS X 10.3 and Windows users is easier than ever; so is printing to shared Windows printers.
- iTunes sharing lets Mac users become low-end radio stations, 2003.05.28. iTunes 4 lets Mac users share their music with other iTunes 4 users on a local network or over the Internet.
- Conversions Plus lets Windows users work with Mac files and drives, 2003.04.30. Program lets Windows users mount Mac floppies and CDs, connect to a Mac iPod, and open and convert files from Mac and old PC software.
- Options aplenty to move data from PCs to Macs, 2003.02.13. How to moves files from a Windows PC to a Mac, convert old file formats, and emulate a PC on the Mac.
- Gimp-Print to the rescue: Letting Macs with Jaguar print on Windows networks, 2003.01.15. Gimp-Print adds support for a plethora of printers not otherwise supported by Mac OS X.
- PC-Mac-Net FileShare: Another way to connect Macs with Windows, 2002.10.23. A simple low cost way for classic Mac OS, OS X, and Windows computers to share files.
- Beefing up OS X's Windows networking, 2002.10.07. Software to help OS X Macs better integrate with Windows networks.
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