Windows 8

Windows 8 proves again that Microsoft is awesome at solving for problems that don’t yet exist at the expense of nailing the ones that do. Advertisements

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Cross Over – using Windows apps on a Mac

I have found that the easiest way to run many apps on a Mac is CrossOver for Mac. It’s built on the Wine codebase, but is a much easier and friendly way of installing Windows apps in virtual “bottles” on a Mac. They actively fund the Wine community. It’s funny that most Mac users don’t seem to know about it. …

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Google Gears: Browser up, OS down!

We all knew this was coming and it has finally come. The final problem of offline access to web-based services has been addressed by Google Gears which was released last week. Today, I saw the first instance of it being available to the end user via the Google Reader. You can have consistent, transparent access to all your favorite websites/web …

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Closure

So you quit your job in a good software company, move to a new country, start school again but it just doesn’t feel complete until you do that one thing: Format+Clean+Reinstall Windows on your laptop.I finally got around to doing that yesterday and it’s only now that I feel like my “transition” is complete.Interestingly, as a cheaper alternative to Microsoft …