Ever since Steve Jobs got up in front of the World Wide Developer Conference and announced “yes – the rumours are true!” and thereby ushered in the Intel Macintosh age, many of us were tantalized by two diverse possibilities – running Windows natively on a Mac and running OS X on ordinary PCs.
For users straddling the Windows PC and Mac worlds, the question of seamless data interchange between the systems can be a challenging one. Of course, with the capabilities of OS X, the rise of USB and the availability of flash drives and external disks it is probably easier than it has ever been to pass data, but nevertheless there are still considerations of disk formats, file formats and application versions to consider.
Let’s get this out of the way immediately: Using the word “crash” in the name of a backup solution for your critical data is bound to bring on a serious case of bad karma. So I salute the Code 42 folks for having the chutzpah to tell it like it is when it came to bestowing a name on their ingenious backup software.
Apple’s move to Intel processors has made it possible to run Windows natively on the Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels, but what about all the viruses and spyware and other threats lurking out there? McAfee, a leading security software company, states that there are over 180,000 threats that affect Windows. Here are some excellent free utilities that you can use to protect and care for your Windows installation.
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Adam Christianson from The MacCast joins Tim and Chad for lively chat about his history in Macs, the current state of Apple and Steve Jobs, and much more. David Cohen reviews Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, Second Edition. Robert Essential Acoustic Guitar and DVCreators Final Cut Pro Foundations. To wrap the show, Nemo interview one of our favorite Mac authors of all time, Robin Williams.
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Why Windows is Hard and Why Macs Are Shunned
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