Maccast Loop 2008.02.03 – #040

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Loop

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This is Episode 037 of the Maccast Loop. “The Loop”, offers a whole new way to join the Maccast community. It is recorded live each Sunday at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Using the Talkshoe network we offer live audience participation using text and audio chat. You can subscribe in iTunes or by using the links above and then join us live next week.

Maccast Loop – Episode 040
The Maccast Loop is your opportunity to become a part of the Maccast. Each week the hottest topics and issues from the Maccast will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to give your feedback LIVE. Join host Adam Christianson and producer Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User Podcast) as you become part of the show. Share your thoughts, opinions, tips, tricks, and knowledge of all things Macintosh. The Maccast Loop completes the circuit, closes the loop, and brings the Maccast community even closer.

Thanks to my audio engineer and producer, Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User Podcast [iTunes]) and to all the listeners and participants who make this show possible.

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  1. karina | Feb 08 2008 - 10:18

    hey) have a nice weekend)

  2. Michael | Feb 12 2008 - 01:53

    I do not have an Intel mac yet, so I would like to know why you use VMware as opposed to Parallels, (Boot Camp you discussed) and CrossOver for Mac.

    Has anyone used CrossOver (COfM)? You don’t need Windows to run Windows apps.
    Sounds like the ideal way to use Windows apps and you do not need to buy Windows!!

  3. Calum | Feb 25 2008 - 02:33

    VMware have been doing virtualisation products for a lot longer than Parallels, and it shows. In my experience it’s more stable, virtualised apps can make use of both cores of your Intel 2 Duo (not true of Parallels, yet), and if you want to run Linux or Solaris VMs, desktop integration is way ahead of Parallels.

    Parallels are slightly ahead in terms of 3D support in Windows though, so if that’s important to you I guess it’s still the better choice.

  4. Calum | Feb 25 2008 - 03:36

    Re the English guy who was asking about BootCamp reboots, I don’t think either of you really got what he was asking for at all :)

    What he wants is something like an extra item on the Apple menu that says “Restart into Windows”, rather than having to go into system preferences and change boot volumes, or sit around until his machine his shuts down so he can hold down the Option key when it finally restarts.

    Sounds to me like the change of system prefs is something that could be AppleScripted… then he could just have an icon on his desktop, or an item on his Scripts menu, that he could use to restart into Windows.