Windows on Mac


Last week, I got all excited about Apple's announcement of BootCamp, their beta software that would allow one to configure a new Intel Macintosh computer as a dual-boot configuration, allowing users to run WindowsXP on their Macs. This is exciting because even though I love Apple and OSX for just abut everything, my daily workflow involves creating 3D architectural models with a little program called AutoCAD, which is Windows-only. There has always been that missing void in my Mac's capability. When I got my last Powerbook I also purchased VirtualPC which allowed you to install and run Windows in emulation. What this means is that software is translating the instructions meant to be executed on an Intel cpu for the…

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Woohoo!


It's here! My new MacBook Pro! OS X running on a dual-core Intel. Backlit keyboard. 15.4" screen. Friggin' great. So far, so good, but a few bumps in the road too. For some reason, I can't connect to my wireless router, so I'm leeching off of a less-than-clued-in neighbor's open router, but the first thing I really need is the latest version of xcode so I can compile Radiance, and the damned installer is over 800 megabytes, so as that crawls into my hard drive I'm just playing with the new gadgets like Spotlight and Dashboard, and setting up some of the basic apps. The email program that ships with OS X is vastly improved with this version, and…

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OS X blues?


Web guru Jeffrey Zeldman had a fiasco installing OSX 10.2 this weekend. Glad I read the article. Apparently if you don't have OS9.2 installed, when classic runs everything goes to hell, possibly leaving you with a trashed OSX partition as well. Not good. I don't remember the last time I loaded Classic, but I need to remember that this is a problem until I get the chance to sort this out. Not exactly sure how the hell I'm going to get me a 9.2 install disk either. Zeldman complained about the Jaguar installer; he has a legitimate beef. When I installed the Jaguar upgrade, I has a less devestating snafu, but there was a snafu. I had…

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