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  • Blog Post: Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air

    Roughly a year after my Windows Vista installation on a MacBook Air (MBA), it is time for an update. Running Windows 7 for quite some time on my personal laptop and on my office systems, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Vista runs great on the MBA. I almost never had any issues. Since a few weeks...
  • Blog Post: Virtual HPC Cluster Deployment on Hyper-V

    The blogs on windowshpc.net are picking up steam. Great to see more and more folks from the product group starting to post! I missed one from a few days ago but wanted to bring it to your attention anyway. Yutong Sun posted a blog entry about using Hyper-V virtual machines to set up a Windows HPC Server...
  • Blog Post: Apple has passed Dell in the classroom

    Tim Cook, Apple's COO, mentioned it at the Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium a few days back: "We just received word on Monday that Apple surpassed Dell as the number one supplier of portables to US higher education for 2007." I found the info on Computerworld's website and on 9to5Mac...
  • Blog Post: Installing Vista on a MacBook Air

    Unable to resist I got myself a shiny, slim new MacBook Air (MBA). While I am used to Mac OS X, I wanted it to run Vista so I can also take it to work. My MBA has a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a 64GB solid state drive and I bought a SuperDrive . Here's how I installed Vista and why I did it 3 (three...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 for Mac

    The coolest Office Suite ever is available in the stores now. If you watched Steve Job's keynote at MacWorld today, you have seen it already. If not, check out the website and the Mac Mojo blog. My favorite feature is the Notebook view in Word.
  • Blog Post: Stunningly aluminum

    I agree with Jason , absolutely stunning . If Microsoft does Office for Mac, why doesn't Apple make keyboards for Windows ( I mean, with all the keys I would need...)? I'd buy 2. Virtually Yours
  • Blog Post: Beta Update of Parallels Desktop for Mac is available

    The mail just arrived in my inbox. Looks like some real good improvements are heading our way. ( More... ) Tags: Parallels , Vista
  • Blog Post: Vista and Leopard race to the line misses the point

    iTWire misses the point - again: "For Windows users, who happen to constitute 90% of desktop users on the planet, they will finally have a system that affords them a level of security that Mac users have enjoyed for many years." You can't compare the two.Wait until the market share of...
  • Blog Post: Parallels to support Vista?

    Wonder where they are with their project to support Vista. as guest on a Mac. Benjamin Rudolph kind of promised Vista or ACPI support for that matter in Parallels before Vista ships. Uuhhh. Let’s hope we stick to our current ship date. Can’t wait to see Vista in Parallels on a MacBook. Although...
  • Blog Post: MACBU and MSTSC and RDP 6.0 :)

    Today I meet with Brian. Brian is Product Manager in the MACBU (Mac Business Unit). Brian and team work on Microsoft products for the Apple Mac. Definitely a cool place to work. Everyone seems to have at least one MacBook (Pro) or better. Channel9 did a video some time ago. You can find it here . ...
  • Blog Post: P2V migration from Bootcamp to Parallels

    Even reading this good write up of a physical to virtual (P2V) migration of Windows on a Mac is painful. Since all settings seem to be lost afterwards anyway. Maybe a new install would have been painless. Tags: Apple , Mac OS , Bootcamp , Parallels , Pain
  • Blog Post: Bootcamp on the new Mac

    Rest assured, I will not - at least not now - write the 12,337th blog about how I installed Windows XP or Vista on a MacBook. I was totally tempted to use Bootcamp before the box arrived. Even after I unpacked it, it briefly crossed my mind to scratch the disk and just install Windows. But since the...
  • Blog Post: Favorite Mac app of the week

    This week my favorite Mac app is SeisMac . Wonder if there's a similar app for Windows. "SeisMac is a Mac OS X Cocoa application that makes your MacBook or MacBook Pro into a seismograph. It access your laptop's Sudden Motion Sensor in order to display real-time, three-axis acceleration graphs."
  • Blog Post: Switching from Windows to Mac

    On PCMAG.COM I found an article about a guy – kinda like me – kinda switching from Windows to Mac. Interesting to see others making almost exact the same experience from first unpack to the installation of Firefox and beyond. Would be interesting to hear more about his feelings and thoughts...
  • Blog Post: Better Mac ads

    In a recent post I mentioned the new Apple Mac ads . Thanks to Scoble I found some ads on YouTube that I like even better.
  • Blog Post: Mac OS for a Windows guy

    Unlike many other Windows users, I did not miss the right mouse button and still don’t miss it. The Ctrl key or the two-finger-on-the-trackpad-and-click-trick does it for me. The MacBook comes with a bunch of softwar pre-installed and the test versions of Microsoft Office including Entourage...
  • Blog Post: My first MacBook - belongs to my spouse.

    I forced convinced my wife to buy a MacBook for her new small business (she agreed to an Apple only because the hardware is cool and because it runs Windows, too). It arrived in time for the July 4th weekend. What can I say, she hasn’t had a chance to use it much as I was busy most of the 4th of...
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