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April 28, 2007

Free, Open-Source Virtualization For Mac OS X

by David Marshall, InfoWorld

Intel-based Mac OS X users now have yet another virtualization solution to choose from now that Innotek has announced a Mac version of its VirtualBox virtualization software. This time though, the product is based on open-source code and is the first professional virtualization product being made available free of charge to the Apple Macintosh platform.

Coda Plays Web Developers A New Tune

by Joe Kissell, TidBITS

Apart from the interface weirdness and a few cosmetic bugs, Coda performed for me as advertisd. It enabled me to create my site, quickl and easily, without switching applications. But I can't shake the feeling that some important things are still missing.

Home Means The Beginning; End Means The End

by The Cafes

Mac native programs like BBEdit and Safari usually get this right. Misbehaving applications usually derive from Windows code bases.

End Of An Era

by James D. Stark

I no longer want to suffer for someone elses' poor system designs. The only viable alternative being Mac OS X, which is the only modern operating system that has any elegance to the design by my standards.

When It's Time For Purge, Do A Smart Purge

by Jeff Carlson, Seattle Times

There comes a time when you just don't need two unused laptops stacked on top of a Power Mac, sitting next to an old iMac that contains no hard drive.

Dear Steve Jobs

by Alan Graham, ZDNet

While I know you think you know what's best for me (and I appreciate that), I have to say that when you recently told me that I am not interested in a subscription-based iTunes, because I would prefer to own my music, you totally missed the mark.

Look at Apple's web hosting service in .Mac, and one will quickly realise Apple is not interested in an all-you-can-eat suck-all-my-bandwidth business model.


by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Delicated to web nerds everywhere: an unfortunate placement of Yahoo! ad.

Big-Box Retailers: Why We Need iTunes And Other Online Stores

by Gizmodo

All of this adds up to yet another reason why the Big Four and other labels need to drop DRM to spur music sales online — it's for their own good.

Hallmark: Success Is In The Cards

by Nancy Eaton, Apple

Throughout this evolution, Macs have provided the technological foundation for Hallmark's creative department.

Damien Villiere: Up, Up And Away

by Bija Gutoff, Apple

For someone who's ever hopping between art forms, media and applications, the Mac uniquely suits. "With the Mac, there are no constraints to what I can design."

Apple Identifies And Fixes MacBook Battery Issue

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

There is no safety issue with the batteries — the issue is limited to performance.

Illustrator CS3: A Few New Features Make A Huge DIfference

by Ben Long, Macworld

The Live Color feature alone is worth the price of admission, and the interface improvements and better performance will make all users very happy.

The Fine Art Of Marital Compromise

by BooMama

While we definitely missed his company, I could not deprive him of the opportunity to be at the Grand Opening of the Apple Store.

In sickness, in health. For better, for worse. And in the event of once-in-a-lifetime grand opening celebrations.

4 Months Using Apple: Working With IT

by Oska Syahbana,

By Heng-Cheong Leong