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Two Browsers

Especially for loupblanc
Two Browsers - Safari and IE7 on my Mac Desktop Two Browsers - Safari and IE7 on my Mac Desktop
This is obviously why the standard bar is in different places on Mac and Windows - they must have agreed on it years ago just to make my life easy. This is a BootCamp Windows partition on my hard disk being run by the latest release candidate of Parallels Desktop for Mac. It will be interesting to see if it is useable like this for real work.


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Jan. 30th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
ah so you're running XP on MacOS via an emulator...

clever ^^

I'd never heard to Parallels Desktop, I presume it's an apple thing. The only thing I'm vaguely familiar with is Wine...
Jan. 31st, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
Not quite-

Boot Camp is the apple solution - you re-boot into full windows and run at full speed.
It is basically a non-distructive disk repartitioner and a tool that burns a cd full of windows drivers for all the Mac hardware - it even found the camera built into the lid!

Parallels is a Virtual machine solution - like VirtualPC - the neat thing is the new version can now use a real HD partition. This means it is not using twice the space on your hard disk to have both. It runs slower but has the sharing of the desktop advantage.
Feb. 18th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Not exclusively a Mac thing - they do versions for Linux and Windows as well, although those seem to be a later addition to the range. It isn't that similar to Wine (which implements the Windows API itself, letting you run Windows apps directly under Unix with no copy of Windows in sight) - it's more like VMWare and Virtual PC, letting you install and run Windows inside a virtual machine. The nice new feature on show here is that instead of having a whole Windows desktop in a window, you can have individual application windows showing directly on the Mac as if they were native applications.

I seem to recall there used to be a dock in there somewhere, though: doesn't the Start Menu get in the way down there? I think I prefer Toby's setup, putting it at the top right under the Apple menu bar and leaving the Dock unaffected.
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