Tuesday, August 08, 2006

FTM 2006 on Mac OS

A) On legacy Macintoshs (not Intel chip)

Virtual PC is going to be discontinued by Microsoft
(it always was slow)


On Mac OS on a new generation intel CPU machine

there are four alternative virtual machines all of which will require a valid copy of WinXP sp2 with ante virus (eg AVG)

which is what i am using now for FTM 2006 (and internet banking using MS IE 6)

Instaling the parallels tools enables one or more shared network folders on my desktops for WinXP sp2
Mac OS - 10.4 upwards

In those I put my gedcom retrieved from World Connect isong the Mac and converted them back to FTW and FTM files

The logic of this is that the files are not lost if a virtual machine faills for any reason (usually a windows problem ) and they are shared with all virtual machines
Parallels Desktop for Mac


Bootcamp is a freebie in beta
Boot Camp dual-boot software that lets users install Windows XP in a separate hard drive partition on Intel Macs.

MacOS 10.5 Leopard due to be released in 2007 will have Bootcamp as an integratred part of the OS

another company is planning to enter the WInXP on MacOS on intel market

VMware after some googling

VMware Announces New Product for Apple Mac OS X Users

New Intel-based Macs will be able to Simultaneously Run Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, NetWare and Solaris

SAN FRANCISCO and PALO ALTO, Calif., August 7, 2006 — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced a new product that will enable Intel-based Macs to run x86 operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, NetWare and Solaris, in virtual machines at the same time as Mac OS X. VMware will demo the product today during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2006 in San Francisco.

“We are excited to bring our desktop platform product to Apple Macs. The demand for this has been unbelievable and it is clearly front and center for Mac users,” said Diane Greene, president of VMware. “VMware is in the business of providing the most advanced and robust virtualization platforms as well as phenomenal add-on functionality that leverages our virtualization platform. This announcement brings our desktop platform and add-on capabilities to Mac users, and it will allow them to run a wide variety of operating systems without rebooting. Mac users who also use the PC will be able to use this product to consolidate onto the Mac.”

The new Mac product is based on VMware’s robust and advanced virtualization technology, shipping for more than seven years and used by more than four million people today. Moving forward, virtual machines created with any of VMware’s products will run on Intel-based Macs and, similarly, non-Mac OS X virtual machines created with the new product will run on the latest versions of other VMware platform products.

In addition, Mac users will be able to leverage more than 250 virtual appliances for solutions such as security, load balancing, collaboration, databases, development, communications and business applications that are available for download from VMware Technology Network (VMTN) at www.vmtn.net. Virtual appliances are pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run software applications, all packaged within virtual machines that can be run using VMware virtualization products, including VMware Player and VMware Server which are both available for free download at www.vmware.com/download/.

Pricing and Availability
The beta release of this product is expected to be available later this year. Interested parties will be able to sign up for early access by visiting www.vmware.com/macos

Topic: Remote Console support for Mac OS X forum


Apple has introduced its new Mac Pro professional desktop line, which will use the Intel Xeon chipset, as CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the company's annual developers conference.

to an audience of thousands at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.


with link to the movie

now you guys are only one day behind :-)


Hugh W


and watch out for a new Danish census FAQ to be posted on


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