Mac hardware

Adding an SSD to a Mac Pro

Solid state drive prices have been plummeting over the past few months. I couldn’t resist buying a Crucial M4 128 GB drive for $129. This drive is highly regarded for its speed and reliability. Although my Mac Pro doesn’t have a SATA 3 interface to take full advantage of the M4’s speed, using an SSD…

Applications Virtualization

Parallels 7 First Impressions

Currently, there are three options for desktop virtualization on the Mac.¬†VirtualBox is free, but it lacks some of the ease-of-use and fancy integration features available in its commercial counterparts¬†VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop. I have been running Fusion 3 for years, but I wanted to start running Lion as a guest OS. This is supported…



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