Apparently some games running on XP on the MacTel run insanely fast – too fast in fact. To fix the speed issue, one has to tell the system to only use one of the procesors for the game. Good to know.
The pieces are falling into place… My shift to the Mac will be complete, now that Apple has released Boot Camp, software that will allow users to run Windows XP on Intel based Macs. A tasty quote from the release:
“Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple’s superior hardware now that we use Intel processors,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch.”
Life. Is. Good.
Now… to go order my MacBook Pro.
The fine folks at Engadget bring word that the installation of Windows XP on an Intel-powered Mac has been verified, generating $13,000 of prize money for the winner, narf2006. It sounds like extensive hacking was involved, so it is by no means ready for the public, but it should provide a starting point from which developers can build an open source project to spread the love. More info to be posted on the official site.
SitePoint Blogs – Adobe CS2 and the Case of the Disappearing Thumbnails! – I had actually noticed the lack of PSD, EPS, AI and PDF thumbnails as well, but hadn’t bothered to dig into it. Glad to see a proposed solution. Hopefully Adobe will fix this in a future release.
Symantec reports about a new virus that affects Windows XP, including those computers that are running Service Pack 2, which was supposed to lock down many of these vulnerabilities. Unsurprisingly, the trojan, Phel (Anagram of ‘help’) uses a hole in Internet Explorer to infect the computer.