Archive for February, 2008

Mac Vista

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Since I have both Parallels and Fusion running, I found it useful to try out Vista under Fusion. According to tests, Vista runs better under Fusion, while Parallels’ forte is XP. No, I haven’t verified that, I’m entirely happy assuming those tests are right. Windows Vista is kinda pretty, even though I don’t see any […]

Parallels or Fusion?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Way back when, I used to use VMware desktop on my Dell for development. When I switched to the Mac, I naturally selected Parallels desktop to let me run Windows instances under OSX. A couple of days ago I was offered a review license for VMware Fusion, so I tried it out to see if […]

Parental controls done right

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Just gave my iMac to my 6 year old daughter, so I got a chance to explore the parental controls in Leopard. Which is why I gave her this machine in the first place. Now, this stuff is done right all the way. First, having a limited user account on a Mac is not a […]

Mac XP: totally cool

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I finally got the Mac Pro fully installed. Using the migration utility on a Time Machine backup screwed up the mailboxes in Mail somehow, so I had to hook up the old iMac as a firewire target and copy it all over again. Then it worked. Some apps needed re-licensing, especially Adobe is a mother […]

Mac XP: rest of stuff arrives

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Just now, the rest of the parts arrived, that is four 500 Gb drives and 4 x 2 Gb RAM, all from OWC. I was a bit impatient and forgot to snap pictures of it before putting it into the box. But you all know how hard drives and RAM looks, right? Except this particular […]

Mac XP: some stuff arrives

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Some stuff arrived today as expected. Other stuff did not. The stuff that did arrive was the Mac Pro itself with the displays. The stuff from OWC seems to be still in Indiana somewhere. According to Fedex tracking, it will be here next week tuesday. The post office truck arrived with three boxes. One big […]

Mac XP: ordering new stuff

Friday, February 1st, 2008

As I already told you about in my previous blogentry, I need to replace my iMac 2 Gb with something heftier. So the solution is to get a new Mac that allows me a lot more RAM and a number of internal fast diskchannels. If I can place the Parallels images on one or two […]

Developing on Mac XP

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Way back, I developed under Windows, starting from nothing (v 1.03) and going all the way up to XP. Then I drifted into OSX. Recently I drifted back, but not all the way. Currently I’m developing for Windows XP on my iMac, and this is how it looks: As you can see, I’m running two […]