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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Switching to the Mac - [8:55 AM]

David Alison: "I was quickly able to get the Mac Pro up and running with Windows XP and my development environment in a VMware Fusion instance. With a couple of minor exceptions it worked great, providing me with everything I needed to build my web based solutions just as I had been on my native Windows XP machine." - I must admit, I don't have the slightest clue who this guy is, but apparently a lot of people do so he's a pretty popular link. Anywho, I digress. I love my Mac, I won't go back to Windows, period. It's my biggest desire to write Mac software full time, but I make a living writing software for Windows and Linux. I do however use my MacBook Pro as a portal to development on both platforms. VMWare Fusion is a wonderful piece of software and allows me to run both OS's and easily switch between them. I have only one complaint, it's small, and I know it's not easy to do. I would love to be able to get full hardware acceleration on the GPU. I know, minor to most, especially Mr. Alison who does web services, but it is kind of major to me as we do live streaming of video and this Mac hardware screams! I've seen folks on our team boot into native Windows, using BootCamp, and get awesome video performance. I just wish we could get it under VMWare.

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