I have been using VMware Fusion 2 since day 2 of purchasing my Mac for running Windows. I find it an extremely reliable and fast platform for running any virtual machine on Mac.
Recently MacTech performed an exhaustive set of benchmarks comparing Parallels Desktop 4 to VMWare Fusion 2 to run Windows on a Mac. They stated Parallels a winner in most of the tests (by 14% to 20%) compared with VMware.
Cool, but I am not buying. I won’t switch reliability and flexibility over that 1-2 sec speed advantage anytime.
After Installing Safari 4 beta yesterday, I noticed that Xcode started crashing on every run. Even when I uninstalled the Safari beta, the problem didn’t resolve. So I uninstalled Xcode completely and then reinstalled it. To uninstall developer tools/Xcode type in the following command in the terminal
sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools –mode=all
But beware, this completely removes Xcode and once it is gone, it’s gone. Of-course you can always reinstall it. So be sure of what you are doing.
The presentations and whitepapers from the Black Hat DC conference are available here.
Rafe Needleman of CNET News.com posted this article telling us all that how hard it was for him to switch to Mac after being a Windows guy for 20 years, and then this article about how, finally he has found a way to make them live side by side in harmony.
Now here is a thing with Blogs (specially the popular ones). Lot’s of people read them and these kinds of posts help them make opinions about the products being discussed. And if the dude writing the post is as noob as finding these instructions of moving iTunes library from PC over to the Mac scary, then it is totally irresponsible journalism.
Of course OS X’s user interface is different than Windows; it is meant to be so; the reason behind it’s existence. So if you are switching from PC to Mac then just watch a video and read some instructions at Apple’s site. It’s not that hard, in-fact it is easier than trying to find the right “Anti-Virus + Spyware + Computer Security Suite” (plus the right photo or video management program) for the shiny new PC you just bought. And if you are a programmer or a student taking up computer science, Xcode is free.
Everyone wants this one
Kindle 2 has been launched by amazon.com and I am extremely tempted.
It’s been some days since the Mac celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Read the stories of the readers of CNET.com writing about their memories of the best computer ever, The Macintosh.
Also by CNET, a gallery of photos of Mac through the years.
One of my most favorite songs, performed at a fitting occasion.