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June 13, 2011 by

Windows 7 on a Mac: my Boot Camp survival guide

Apple's Boot Camp software is essential to running Windows on a Mac. But after many installations and much research, I've concluded that Boot Camp is second only to iTunes in its ability to inflict pain on Windows users. Here are five gotchas to avoid.

December 6, 2009 by

The 'black screen of death': fact, fiction, or FUD?

Worried about the Black Screen of Death? Don't. Startup problems are not new to PC hardware and operating systems, and the phenomenon definitely isn't limited to the Windows operating system. Blank or black screens can strike Macs, Linux, and Windows. Fortunately, they're relatively rare. Here's what to look for and how to troubleshoot a black screen if you encounter one.

October 14, 2009 by

Windows 7 in the real world: 10 PCs under the microscope

When the slow-motion launch of Windows 7 finally ends and it hits store shelves next week, will it erase the memory of Windows Vista? I've been test-driving the final version of Windows 7 in my home and office on six desktops and four notebooks. Will it make frustrated PC users happy at last?

August 25, 2009 by

ATI releases beta SDK with OpenCL CPU support

ATI has announced the immediate availability of OpenCL 1.0 CPU support as part of the ATI Stream SDK V2.0 Beta. OpenCL promises to unify multi-core programming for CPUs and GPUs from vendors like Intel, AMD/ATI, and NVidia. Unfortunately the current beta comes with some severe limitations.

June 25, 2009 by

Windows 7 versus Snow Leopard: How much do upgrades really cost?

In one of its brilliant "I'm a Mac" ads recently, Apple lampooned the complexity of Windows with a dizzying display of fine print that eventually filled up the screen and covered up both characters. Maybe Microsoft needs to take the same treatment with Apple's much-publicized $29 upgrade offer for Snow Leopard. The price sounds great until you look at the fine print. I did, and discovered that the majority of Mac owners don't qualify.

June 8, 2009 by

The 'incredible' growth of the Mac

Apple rarely directly addresses the size of its installed base. In its financial reports, Cupertino will talk up units sold and the percentage of growth. But to rally the troops at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, the first flag raised was of Mac growth.

November 18, 2008 by

News to know: Microsoft; Psystar; Mozilla; Storm; Office 2.0

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ryan Naraine: Microsoft kills OneCare, replaces it with freebie ‘Morro’Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft kills off Windows Live OneCare and Equipt subscription servicesAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: Microsoft to deliver free anti-malware to Windows usersAdam O'Donnell: What really happened to the candidates' computers?


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