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  • Blog Post: Going Back to Boot Camp

    Nearly 10 years ago, I went to Marine Corps Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego .  Those were good times... A few weeks ago, I went back to Boot Camp , this time loading up Windows Vista   on my new MacBook Pro.  The process by-and-large is quite simple, and is documented in many places on the...
  • Blog Post: Time Machine: Apple's advertising is correct...

    With every new OS, there are a few "Must Have" features that make the upgrade worthwhile. For Vista, it was the security and reliability features, with recent Linux distributions, it has been the addition of Compiz . The addition of Time Machine to Mac OS X 10.5 was the feature that caused me to pre...
  • Blog Post: MacBook Pro - Windows Experience Index

    If you are planning on running Windows Vista on a MacBook Pro... I just picked one of the new ones up, and Vista is VERY snappy on it... Windows Experience for the MBP with the following hardware: 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 Santa Rosa chipset 2GB DDR2 667MHz RAM 160GB 5400 RPM HD 128MB NVIDIA GeForce...
  • Blog Post: Pre-order Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

    I see over on TUAW that Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is now available for pre-order from Apple and Amazon , with delivery scheduled on January 15th. It really is a sweet release. You'll want to check out the official Product Site and the Mac Mojo blog , which have lots of information, screenshots, etc...
  • Blog Post: Apple, we feel your pain...

    When you are developing a large Software project, be it an Operating System or a major Virtualization Release , there are a large number of components that make up the finished product. Despite the best planning efforts from the Program managers, and the best development and test efforts from the Dev...
  • Blog Post: Vista on your MacBook

    Sure... Windows XP has been working great on your MacBook, but you have been holding off on upgrading to Windows Vista because you were afraid of driver problems. Wait no more! The developers at Apple have just released a version of Boot Camp that is now compatible with the Windows Vista (32-bit). Weighing...
  • Blog Post: Taking Screenshots in Boot Camp

    In my next post, I'll cover my Boot Camp experience on my MacBook Pro.  But in order to do so, I wanted to take some screenshots.  Unfortunately, the MacBook Pro does not have  a Print Screen button on the keyboard, which makes it difficult to take a screenshot. There are a couple of workarounds...
  • Blog Post: Hyperlinks in Entourage

    I've been playing around with Entourage on my Mac for the last couple of days (in order to access my Email from Exchange while I am out of the office). It turns out that there is a curious feature missing from Entourage... You can't highlight a word and then insert a hyperlink. (Don't ask me why, I have...
  • Blog Post: Safari's WebKit being replaced by Internet Explorer 7 Engine

    I was hoping the official announcement would come out of Apple before I posted my last blog entry ( Running Mac OS X on Virtual PC 2007 ), but now that the announcement is final, I thought I would share! http://webkit.org/blog/100/webkit-shutting-down/ WebKit (the engine that powers Apple's Safari web...
  • Blog Post: What the heck, Apple?

    I have 5 different computers with iTunes. 5 different computers with the Apple Software Update program. 5 different computers that will NOT update iTunes through Apple's updater program, which is not shy in bugging me that I don't have the latest version. What the heck?!?! Uninstalling...
  • Blog Post: Where's My Mail Control Panel?

    (or my Quicktime Control Panel, or my Java control panel...) This has been bugging me for a while. I don't know if there is a KB article or not, but I thought I would share the solution. Ever since I have been using Windows Vista, I have not had a Mail Control Panel. The Mail Control Panel is installed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Compare

    I see that Keith has some pretty sweet webcasts coming up for all those of you that live in a heterogeneous world. This is all part of the Windows Server Compare series of screencasts and webcasts that are coming out. TechNet Webcast: Windows Compare (Part 1 of 6): Reliability in Windows and Linux (Level...