Posts Tagged ‘osx

I recently found myself faced with a 2.5″ NTFS formatted laptop hard drive from a 5 year old laptop that wouldn’t cooperate and would constantly fail so I decided to try and recover what I could from the drive by running SpinRite, a great application from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research that I have used successfully […]

So I’ve been running Windows 7 since early September when the release to production copy was opened up for MSDN subscribers.  I can honestly attest that this is by far the best relese of Windows to come out of Redmond to-date.  The ugly duckling known as Vista has shed its skin and what has emerged […]

About two weeks ago VMWare released the 2.0 version of their Fusion VM software for the Mac.  It is certainly worthy of a full point release with the level of integration between the host OS and the virtualized OS increased tremendously. It is interesting to note that VMWare Fusion offers the option to install McAffee […]

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of Apple’s OS X and iPhone attracted hackers.  Security specialists said Saturday that hackers are taking increasing aim at iPhones and Macintosh computers as the hot-selling Apple devices gain popularity worldwide. Hackers have historically focused devious efforts on computers using Windows operating systems because the […]

So I was doing a little research on how Apple has differentiated itself with its hardware compared to that of the commodity hardware in the PC Markets. I’ve heard of several stories when Apple converted to Intel processors of hackers trying to run OS X on non-Apple hardware. The biggest setback is the legacy BIOS […]

Hamachi is the original name for the VPN client application for Linux, Windows, and Macs that allows for a virutual network to be created by simply joining with a Network name and a secure shared key. A virutal network adapter is installed and operates in the background tranfering traffic through a private (publically non-routable) IP […]

I am a big proponent of virtualization in the enterprise and it has come in quite handy on my primary PC for virtualizing development environments for some of my .Net development as well as hosting several LAMP stacks running atop of Linux.  VMware is my application of choice on the desktop and on the server.  […]


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