Posts Tagged ‘ mac os x ’

EFiX Dongle Perfectly Transforms PC to Mac

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

When we first heard about EFiX—a simple USB dongle that’ll let you magically install Leopard on your PC—it sounded too fantastic to be true. Well, I used it to turn my gaming PC into a Mac Pro over the weekend, and I’m somewhat amazed to say this, but it works perfectly

CodeWeavers Ports Chromium to Linux and Mac OS X

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

CodeWeavers make a customized, commercial version of Wine called CrossOver Linux. and have been major contributors to Wine. (Wine allows Linux users to run Windows applications.) The company has successfully ported versions of Chromium–the open source core of Google’s Chrome browser–for Mac and Linux.

Interview with Tom Wickline, of the Bordeaux Project

Aug 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Bordeaux is a commercial User Interface to the Wine software that allows Linux systems to run Windows software. The Bordeaux Technology Group distributes this software and provides professional support to companies and individuals. I interviewed Tom Wickline to get some details and find out what they’re up to now.

Psystar responds to Apple suit, will countersue

Aug 27th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Miami-based Psystar will sue Apple under two federal laws designed to discourage monopolies and cartels, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, saying Apple’s tying of the Mac OS to Apple-labeled hardware is “an anticompetitive restrain of trade”. Psystar is requesting that the court find Apple’s EULA void, and is asking for unspecified damages.

Blog: The Challenge: the Manageable Computer

Aug 24th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The holy grail of the coming ten years of the operating system world is to make them not only pretty on the surface, but also pretty underneath - logical, structured, human-readable. I strongly believe that this is the next big challenge for developers on all sides - Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

Aug 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Our open source expert foresees the future of Linux: By 2012 the OS will have matured into three basic usage models. Web-based apps rule, virtualization is a breeze, and command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past.

Microsoft has serious plans to do away with Windows

Aug 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The plans, which are far from being finalized, indicate that Microsoft is really running scared of Mac OS and Linux on the desktop. According to one report, Microsoft’s main objective with Midori is a preemptive strike against non-Windows operating systems.

Psystar retains law firm with past success against Apple

Aug 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Two of the lawyers on the team defending Pyster against the Apple lawsuit successfully represented in its patent lawsuit against Apple, which was recently settled out of court for a $10 million licensing deal. Pyster is accused of violating Apple’s license, trademarks, and copyrights by selling its own computers with Mac OS X pre-installed.