Parallels Desktop Vs VMware Fusion

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.

  • Filed under: Mac
  • How To Uninstall Xcode Completely

    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.

    Update: Many users are also complaining about the same issue about Xcode crashing after installation of Safari 4 beta. Solution is to install Xcode 3.1.2.

  • Filed under: How To, Mac
  • Black Hat DC 2009

    The presentations and whitepapers from the Black Hat DC conference are available here.

  • Filed under: Security
  • KISS : An Interesting Tale

    Christopher Dawson of narrates an interesting experience regarding Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS).

  • Filed under: Education
  • Mac And PC, A User’s Tale

    Rafe Needleman of CNET 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.

  • Filed under: Apple, Mac, Thoughts
  • The MacBook Wheel

    Everyone wants this one

    Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

  • Filed under: Apple, Funny
  • Kindle 2

    Kindle 2 has been launched by and I am extremely tempted.

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  • Filed under: Hardware, Technology
  • CNET Readers Reminisce About Macs Gone By

    It’s been some days since the Mac celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Read the stories of the readers of writing about their memories of the best computer ever, The Macintosh.

    Also by CNET, a gallery of photos of Mac through the years.

  • Filed under: Apple, Mac
  • Ruby 1.9.1 Released

    Yuki Sonoda yesterday announced the release of Ruby 1.9.1. Here is a list of user visible feature changes made.

  • Filed under: Programming, Ruby
  • One of my most favorite songs, performed at a fitting occasion.

  • Filed under: Music