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uTorrent for Mac officially released in beta

I was a big fan of uTorrent on Windows, and since I moved to Mac I missed it a lot. I started using Transmission but what I really missed was the possibility to start a download as soon as a new item appear in a RSS feed. But the wait is over: I just received an email announcing the release of the beta version of uTorrent for Mac. I’ve to wait this evening when I get back home to install it on my Mac, but on LifeHacker I found a a screenshot of it. Technorati Tags: uTorrent,mac

VMware Fusion 2.0 beta 2

A few months ago VMware released the first beta of Fusion 2, the first version of Fusion to add multiple display support. Today they released the beta 2: Safer, Stronger, and More Seamless: VMware Fusion 2 Beta 2 Now Available. I’m using Fusion2 beta 1 since a month or so, and I’m really enjoying using VS on my Cinema Display. The only problem I found is that the shared folder shows up as network folder, not as native disk inside Fusion, so I cannot run ASP.NET apps from it due to security reasons. In XP it was just a matter of increasing the...

VMware Fusion 2.0: now with multiple displays

Since I installed Win2008 on my Mac I never really used it: turning on my company's laptop was less painful than the usability problems that both VMware and Parallels have. VMware was not working very well with more than one display: if you open an application in Unity mode it will be stuck in the display the main Fusion application is running, and in fullscreen mode it is not possible to have more then one display. Parallels works fine with multiple displays, but I don't like the way the mouse pointer is handled in Coherence mode: there are...

Running Win2008 on my Mac

After reading Damien's post about his Win08 Server installation on his MacBook Pro I decided to try and do the same on my MacBook (without the "Pro"). Since I made the switch to the Mac I always did my little home coding on my old laptop or on my work ones, but now I decided to do more coding and less writing and I prefer to do it at my desk on my 20" Cinema Display, so I need to run Visual Studio on my Mac. Here the need to install Windows. Setting up Windows 2008 Server on the Mac with Boot...

Suffering of Pre Mix Envy

Today a new psychological condition is born: Pre Mix Envy. A new condition for developers who want to be in Vegas but can't. It was coined by Chris Hayuk, a British .NET developer and Silverlight blogger that can't go to the MIX08 event that is starting in a week in Las Vegas. I would have been to the event as well, and hear from the mouth of ScottGu all the cool announcements that they are going to make (ASP.NET MVC vNext, Silverlight 2.0, IIS7, IE8 and so on), but I guess I'll have to stay up at night and watch the...

Win on Mac

It's already almost 2 months since I got my Mac and, while all other switcher installed a virtualization software as first thing, I'm still running on Leopard only. Probably because I still have 2 other laptop running on Windows at home (my old one and my work one). But sooner or later I've to do it: but I've not decided yet what to install. I'm leaning a bit toward Fusion. I found a very complete benchmarking that says Parallels is better than Fusion (even though Fusion is faster hosting Vista), but it compared Parallels 3.0 with Fusion 1.0...

On the press

On today's online edition of The Globe And Mail, a Canadian national newspaper, in their selection of "RECOMMENDED LINKS: BETTER I.T. IN 10 CLICKS OR LESS", they included also my post about the 18 applications for Mac. Make Macs useful Last week's Macworld Conference & Expo showcased a lot of new Apple products, including its superlight and thin MacBook Air laptop computer. In most companies, however, IT departments stick to Windows-based machines, but Simone Chiaretta may be able to change that. MsMr. Chiaretta, an Italian .Net developer, recently published "18 (almost) free applications" for the Mac, which includes text editors, FTP...

18 (almost) free applications on my Mac

A bit more than 2 weeks passed since my post with some considerations on the Mac applications available and I had a bit more time experimenting and reading some advices from other and I think I almost decided my toolbox of must-have applications, so here I'm sharing my list of apps Read More...

Buy 11 cool Mac apps for just $49

If you are like me and you followed the live coverage of the MacWorld 08 keynote you might have already seen it, but if you missed the live announcement of the MacBook Air, there is a nice offer going on at MacHeist: they are selling a bundle of 11 Mac apps, priced $368,75, for just $49. Among the many apps, I want to highlight the one I'm interested in: 1password. a password storage app integrated with all the browsers available on the Mac CoverSutra: a iTunes controller AppZapper: uninstaller for the Mac....

Migrating from Outlook to Mail on the Mac (from a non en-US PC)

One of thing I'm doing these days is to try and keep all the 35.000 email I received and sent in the last 10 years. So I looked at how to move the contents of my pst files to the standard mbox mail format. Looking on the web I found a quite interesting explanation on the Microsoft KnowledgeBase: ENT2001: How to Use IMAP to Move Messages Between a PC and a Macintosh in Entourage, Outlook, or Outlook Express What the KB article says is that you just have to create an account on an IMAP mail server, configure both clients to get emails...

A funny picture from my camera blogged with Ecto

Here is a funny picture I just took off my digital camera: all my ice climbing tools, hanging drying with my clothes This is also a test of Ecto 3 beta: after my post of yesterday about my thoughts on the applications available on the Mac, I exchanged a few emails with Adriaan Tijsseling, the developer of Ecto, and he was very nice, and immediately released a new build (b20) that fixed the problem with the categories not being downloaded (actually it was a problem in Subtext MetaWeblog API implementation, that is missing the method blogger.getUserInfo). He also pointed...

Random thoughts after one week of Mac

It's now a week since I started using my Mac and I wanted to share some random thoughts: The MacBook trackpad... WOW... it's the way trackpad should be: if configured correctly you can right-click, left-click, double-click, drag&drop and scroll (both horizontally and vertically) using only the touch surface, no need to use the only button: the most usable trackpad I ever used I'm trying to use for all my day to day tasks (reading email, browsing, chatting, blogging, reading feeds, editing HTML and text, and so on) native Mac applications, so I've...

Tips for switching from Win to a Mac

If you are like me and just bought a Mac coming from ages of Windows you might be having an hard time loosing all your habits and learning to walk again. Today I found a reference to a post of one year ago that compared how the easy things are done on a Mac and on a PC: things like what the "Apple" key is used for, why when you click on the "X" in the application bar the window is not closed but only "hidden", why there is no "Delete" key, how to install an app, and so on. I...

Mac OS X Leopard Final Candidate and Office:mac2008

With October approaching, Apple released to the developers subscribed to the early access program a build that is said to be the first in the Release Candidate cycle, aiming at the Golden Master build by the end of October. And together with this release, the Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit announced the release date and the pricing for the next version of Office for Mac: Office:mac2008. The standard version, with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage with support for Exchange will be sold at US$ 400. But if you don't need to connect to an Exchange server you can save more than 50% of the...

Apple announces... Safari for Windows

Among the other announcements at the WWDC (and a new slightly different graphics for their site), the most unexpected one was about the release of the new version of Safari for Windows: claimed to render HTML 2 times faster than any other browser, for sure will make life easier for web developer that have to test their work on Safari (even if probably now web developer are already running on OS X). Here are some screenshots: Installing Safari  Safari icon on Windows  Safari about window:running over my CCNET Monitor gadget...