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Parallels or VMWare Virtual Machines on an SSD: Is it worth it?

SSD is very expensive in terms of it’s real estate and you simply do not want to put just about any junk you have that’s not worth it’s space there. Therefore, you would want to make sure if it’s really worth plunking the tens of GBs worth of VM image onto your precious SSD storage. So, should you or should you not? Is there significant performance improvements that warrant the large chunk of the SSD dedicated to the VM image? Read on to find out!

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Messages for OS X is pretty cool indeed!

In the recent Mountain Lion preview announcement, we are starting to see quite a bit of convergence of iOS apps being introduced into Mac OS X. There’s a whole lot of iCloud enhanced apps like Calendar, Reminder, Notes, etc. If you are familiar with the iPad, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s going to be available soon! But there’s also a gem that was released on the same announcement, and that’s the Messages app which is available now as a beta app.

Keep your MacBook alive with an SSD upgrade 4

Keep your MacBook alive with an SSD upgrade

If you really want a fast and responsive machine, instead of buying a new system, consider upgrading with an SSD storage. You will be surprise how responsive your MacBook can be just by using an SSD!

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FIX: Oracle 10g on Solaris x64 installation – Error in invoking target ‘agent nmb nmo’…

Trying to install Oracle Server 10g release 2 (10.1.2.0.2) on Solaris x86 64-bit and getting the “Error in invoking target ‘agent nmo nmb’ of makefile ‘home/oracle/OraHome_1/sysman/lib/ins_sysman.mk’. See ‘/home/oracle/oraInventory/logs/installAction2011-11-17_07-04-25AM.log’ for details.” error? Fret not. Here’s the fix for it.

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How to access your files anywhere with SugarSync

Ever felt that even having a tablet, you still could never leave your notebook behind because you always have ‘that’ file that you might need. Well, here’s how SugarSync, a cloud storage solution, can help you leave that notebook behind for good.

If you ever need a stylus for the iPad, this XStylus Touch should be it. 3

If you ever need a stylus for the iPad, this XStylus Touch should be it.

If you are looking for the perfect stylus for your doodling and writing on your iPad, search no more. Here’s one that would rule over all styluses out there. Ok. Perhaps when it finally gets produced. But the prototype sure looks very promising.

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Missing OS X Lion feature #105: RestoreMeNot

Here’s a quick blurb on a missing feature from OS X Lion. The auto restore of all the previously opened windows of applications is pretty nice. I like it when it’s for certain productivity...

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VMWare Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7: A User’s POV

If you are uncertain whether to go for Parallels Desktop 7 or VMWare Fusion 4, perhaps this article could help you. Here’s my A usability-based comparison of VMWare Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7. No useless benchmarks, no pointless feature-by-feature comparisons. Just purely based on my use of the two.

VMWare Fusion 4, 1Password and a new Mac in the family! 2

VMWare Fusion 4, 1Password and a new Mac in the family!

What’s new? VMWare Fusion 4 is new. Just having installed the 30-days trial and having a quick go at it, I’d have to say that it’s looking pretty good to give Parallels some competition....