How To Install MacOS On Windows Vista

February 23, 2008

If you still think that you need macintosh computer to try MacOS, that’s already in the past. Now you can try MacOS on Windows Vista. How to do it ? Check this out !

First thing that you need to do is you need to have VM Player that can be download from VM Player Free and of course DVD installer MacOS X version 10.4.5 or 10.4.6 or 10.4.7 or 10.4.8.

1. Run VM Player, Start -> All Programs -> VM Ware -> VM Player.
2. Create new virtual machine, by click New Virtual Machine.
3. Then click next
4. Then choose Custom, and click next then next again.
5. Then choose Other and FreeBSD for the version. For Core 2 Duo and Core Duo user
with 945 pm (Calistoga) you need to choose Windows NT. This step is needed to
prevent the processor to failed in boot DVD MacOS. Then click next.
6. Give your new virtual machine with MacOS for easier identification.
7. Then answer one, if there is a question that asked you about how many virtual
processor that will be created. (Still answer one although there are 2 processor
on your computer)
8. Then you need to set how many memory that you will allocated for MacOs, you suggest
to set it to 256 mb ( 512 mb from 1.5 gb is very recommended). Then next.
9. Then choose [Use bridged networking] and next then next again.
10. Then choose create new virtual disk and next.
11. Then you need to set what kind of your virtual disk, IDe or SCSI. Then next.
12. After that you need to set the capacity of your new virtual disk.
13. After you click next, you need to decide where your virtual disk will placed.
Choose place that different with place where your main operation system place,
14. Then click finish, and close VM window.
15. Now you need to open windows explorer, and find VM ware setting. The default
location is on Documents\Virtual Machines\MacOS X. Then open configuration file
( with .vmx) using notepad.
16. Add paevm=”true” on the last row. If with this configuration failde to boot
virtual machine, you can change scsi0.present = “TRUE” with scsi0.present =
“FALSE”.
17. Save the configuration .vmx file.
18. Now insert DVD MaacOS and Power On This Virtual Machine.
19. When booting MacOS take process, press F8 and type -v. This will bring you to
verbose mode, that will make easier to detect if there is something wrong with
the installation.
20. After GUI (graphical user interface) screen appear, follow step by step until you
need to choose hard disk. Click Utilities, then Disk Utility.
21. Choose VM drive on the left panel, and partition on the right panel.
22. Change partition volume to 1 and give it a name. Make sure that format will be
created is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and make sure that the space is sufficient.
23. Click partition and click partition ones again. After your disk formating is
finish, you can close Disk Utility window and your partition will show up on
set up page. Continue to next instalation step.
24. If you use Intel processor with SS2, make sure you choose customize and put a
check mark on patch.
25. After you only need to click continue and wait until instalation process finish.
And you can enjoy Apple operation system on Vista.

Happy trying !!

http://lot-things.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-to-install-macos-on-windows-vista.html

Microsoft Offers to Buy Yahoo for $44.6 Billion

February 3, 2008

Microsoft has offered to buy Yahoo for around $44.6 billion in cash and shares, to better compete with Google in the market for online services.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the offer in a letter to Yahoo’s board of directors on Thursday, telling the board that he would release the letter Friday morning.

‘Keep Online Ads Competitive’

On a conference call Friday, Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, called a combination of Microsoft and Yahoo a more “credible” alternative to Google in the online advertising and services market.

“By combining the assets of Microsoft and Yahoo we can offer a more competitive choice for consumers, advertisers and publishers,” he said.

It was Yahoo’s board that first approached Microsoft, in February 2007, Microsoft said.

Yahoo, in a statement, said its board will carefully evaluate Microsoft’s proposal, which it described as unsolicited.

Microsoft expects the market for online advertising to almost double in size over the next three years, from $40 billion in 2007 to $80 billion by 2010. A merger will allow it to realize economies of scale and reduce capital costs as it addresses this market, it said.

Urging R&D, Innovation

Microsoft expects to cut costs by $1 billion a year by realizing synergies with Yahoo in four areas: obtaining economies of scale as its audience increases; combining its research and development efforts with Yahoo’s to innovate faster; eliminating operational redundancy to cut costs, and pooling expertise to innovate in video and mobile.

The companies will work together to develop the merger plan, Microsoft said.

It intends to pay key Yahoo engineers and other staff to stay following the merger.

The offer represents a 62 percent premium over Yahoo’s closing price on Thursday. Microsoft expects to receive all necessary approvals in the second half of this year.

Despite the potential for short-term gain, Yahoo, in its statement, said its goal will be to maximize long-term value fori ts shareholders.

At this premium, even if Yahoo’s top managers were opposed to the acquisition, Yahoo’s board of directors has an obligation to consider the offer on behalf of shareholders, said industry analyst Greg Sterling from Sterling Market Intelligence.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142083-page,1/article.html

If Microsoft Buys Yahoo: What We’d Love–and Hate

February 3, 2008
It’s the year 2010. Microsoft owns Yahoo and has just changed the name of Flickr to Microsoft Flickr Live Photo-Sharing Service for Digital Camera Enthusiasts. The service is still free, but Windows Vista users will have to validate their copy of Vista as “genuine” first to use it. What has Microsoft wrought?

That’s just one of the nightmares we can foresee from a Microsoft-Yahoo merger. But some good things could ensue for computer users too. Here’s what we’d love – and hate – to see happen.

Love: Sending a Wake-Up Call to Google

Google has been untouchable in many aspects when it comes to search, Web innovations, and free cool services such as Google Maps. But perhaps Google has grown too complacent. While we are waiting to see what becomes of Google’s mobile strategy, we’re less enthralled by services such as Knol. We want to see the combined force of Microsoft and Yahoo give Google an honest run for its money when it comes to innovative online services.

Hate: Goodbye, Beloved Services

The shuttering of Yahoo or MSN services is something we’d hate to see (actually, we wouldn’t shed any tears over Windows Live), but it’s inevitable some will get the axe, given the overlapping services owned by Microsoft and Yahoo. The merged company would simply create too many redundant services and the odds are some of our beloved services would be killed. Branded services such as Yahoo Mail and Hotmail would survive, but there is a good chance they’d share one development team. Over time the services would become virtually identical, sharing features, functions, bugs, and limitations. Microsoft’s instant messaging system sneezes, for example, and Yahoo Messenger catches a cold.

Love: Yahoo Boosts Microsoft Live

We think both behemoths could learn a lot from the other especially when it comes to the look, feel, and usability of Web pages and services. We’d like to see Windows Live integrated into simpler interfaces. Right now there is Windows Live and Microsoft Office Live Small Business. Both are not tied to directly either to the Windows OS or Microsoft Office. Both Microsoft Live sites seem so disconnected.

Yahoo was best in the early days at keeping the interface simple on services such as Yahoo Travel. Today’s Yahoo can’t match the minimalism of many Google offerings, but it still has designs that are simpler and easier to use than many counterparts at Microsoft.

Hate: Microsoft Yahoo Chaos

Combining the two giants will create confusion. Could you use your MSN Messenger ID to login to Yahoo Mail? Will your Passport be accepted at Yahoo’s border?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142114/article.html

Tips To Buy Perfect Notebook For You (5)

January 27, 2008

21: What’s it made of?
Most laptop cases are still made from molded plastic, but you can find some encased
in metal, which dissipates heat better. Look for models made from light, strong
metal alloys. If you’re in the market for a desktop replacement, check that the
case has adequate ventilation for the powerful (and hot-running) components inside.

22: Fixed or swappable
Less-expensive notebooks have fixed drives, meaning the optical and hard drives
can’t be removed. Some, though, have a swappable-drive bay, letting you change out
an optical drive for a hard drive or extra battery–or just a spacer module so you
can shed some travel weight.

23: Are you the Tablet type?
Comparable in size and weight to ultraportable notebooks, tablet PCs occupy a
different niche. They’re available in two basic designs: Convertibles, which have
displays that swivel and fold flat facing outwards, and slates, which have no
attached keyboards. (Some slates offer optional wired or wireless keyboards.) All
Tablet PCs use a special version of Windows XP that works in tandem with the
display for navigating and entering data using a stylus. Until recently, these
units were primarily used in specialised fields, such as health care, insurance,
and real estate, but sexier models with new software are slowly reaching a broader
audience.

24: Going for the perfect drive
Optical drives of all kinds are available for laptops–from basic DVD/CD-RW combo
drives to double-layer DVD±RWs. We like DVD writer drives for notebooks; they burn
CDs and play both CDs and DVDs. If you want to splurge, a DVD recorder is handy
for backing up as much as 8.5GB of important files at a time.

25: Don’t forget to shop for Apples
It’s no secret Apple makes some phenomenal notebooks. If you’re considering one,
make sure all the specialty software apps you need to run are available for the
Mac platform. Also, factor in what’s required to incorporate your new Mac into
your home network.

CNets Asia

Tips To Buy Perfect Notebook For You (4)

January 27, 2008

16: Modern conveniences
Some common desktop features have made their way into notebooks. Quick-launch keys
are a perfect example. You can program these buttons to launch your favourite apps,
turn on your wireless radio, or switch to a power-saving mode. A few of our other
favourite luxuries are built-in TV tuners, and, for photo junkies, multiformat
memory-card readers.

17: Turn on, tune out–instantly
Want to listen to music or watch a DVD without having to wait for your notebook to
power up? An instant-on feature lets you do just that, so you can get right down
to, um, business, without the boot time. Plus, going this route usually helps
extend battery life. Although this isn’t a necessary feature, it can come in handy
on long flights.

18: Connect the docks
A docking station quickly turns your notebook into a desktop. You connect your
peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, and serial devices) to the dock, which
stays at your desk. Simply attach the notebook to the dock, and you instantly get
the conveniences of a desktop without having to unplug everything when it’s time
to go.

Another advantage of a docking station is its inclusion of legacy ports many newer
notebooks leave out, such as parallel, serial, and PS/2 ports. If you don’t need
all the features of a dock, but could still use the extra connectivity, check
whether the notebook maker offers a port replicator, which is basically a
pared-down version of a dock.

19: When good notebooks go bad
Every notebook is susceptible to accidents and system failures. We recommend
paying for a good three-year warranty with express service. If you can afford it,
get coverage for damage caused by spills, drops, electrical surges, or any other
accident.

20: Essential accessories
When pricing a notebook, set aside cash for important extras. These include a
laptop bag, an extra battery, a mouse and keyboard, and software for office work,
Internet security, and system maintenance. You may even want to consider an
external hard drive for backup.

CNets Asia

Tips To Buy Perfect Notebook For You (3)

January 24, 2008


11: Go wireless
Integrated wireless networking (Wi-Fi) has become an indispensable feature. Most
notebooks ship with a choice of 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g. Capable of data
throughput of 11Mbps, 802.11b is fine for ordinary use. Public hotspots typically
use 802.11b or 802.11g. (The latter is backward-compatible with 802.11b.) Unless
you’re in and out of office environments, don’t worry about support for 802.11a.
Santa Rosa-based notebooks have the option of the fastest Wi-Fi standard to date,
the 802.11n radio which is suppose to give ten times more bandwidth than the
previous 802.11g standard.

12: Power without the plug
Lithium-ion batteries have all but replaced nickel-cadmiums because they’re
lighter, have a higher energy density, and don’t suffer from recharge-inhibiting
memory effect. So-called “smart” lithium-ions give feedback to the laptop about
their remaining power, so the computer can conserve as necessary.

Two more specs to look for in laptop batteries are capacity (measured in milliamp
hours, or mAh), and the number of cells. Typical batteries have a mAh rating
between 2,000mAh and 6,000mAh; higher is better. Cells are the actual compartments
where power is produced and can range from four to 12; the more the better.

13: What’s in a name?
Intel loves its code-names. In the mobile arena, the company’s Centrino mobile
technology tops the list. The Centrino platform, which arrived in early 2003,
combines Intel’s Pentium M or Core Duo/Solo CPU, Intel chipset, and Pro/Wireless
Wi-Fi circuitry. A notebook must have all three parts to be a Centrino notebook.

A newer version of Centrino, the Core platform (previously codenamed Santa Rosa),
arrived this year. It features Intel’s 965 chipset and adds support for HDMI and
800MHz dual-channel DDR3 memory to laptops. What does all this mean? Dual-core or
even future quad-core processing, faster graphics and multitasking, plus increased
battery life over older models. The best news: We expect prices on older–but
still excellent–Centrino models to fall a bit.

14: Tiny, tinny sound
Notebooks are notorious for having terrible speakers. Our recommendation: Get a
good set of headphones, or a stereo or three-piece speaker set.

Laptops generally lack the sound-processing abilities to use surround-sound
speakers, but you can add it. Creative’s Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook slides
into a PC Card slot, providing support for up to eight-channel surround sound.

15: It’s not just size that matters
Notebook hard drives start at 80GB. Form factor may restrict your options, but if
possible, go for at least 120GB or 160GB if you’ll be storing lots of image or
music files. Capacity isn’t the only issue. If you have a choice, select a drive
with a rotational speed of at least 5,400rpm. The faster it spins, the faster
you’ll get your files.

From : CNet Asia

Tips To Buy Perfect Notebook For You (2)

January 24, 2008

6. Finger fitting

As notebooks shrink in size, so do their keyboards. If possible, try some simple
typing exercises before you buy. The smaller the keyboard, the more creative the
vendor may have gotten with key size and placement. Pay particular attention to the
spacebar, Shift, Ctrl, and Backspace/Delete keys. Be sure all are in a good
location for your hand size and typing style.

7: Touchy, touchy
Computing today relies a lot on mousing. With a notebook, all you get is a touch
pad or pointing stick. Unless you plan on traveling with a mouse, test the
notebook’s input device for comfort and responsiveness. Some touch pads include
extra features, such as a dedicated area for scrolling. We’ve never been big fans
of those little pointing sticks tucked in the middle of the keyboard, because
precision is tough and the little nubs wear off, requiring replacement.

8: Vying for video RAM
If you’re not planning on doing much graphics work or playing 3D games, shared
memory should be fine. But if you have a choice, aim for a graphics chipset that
shares at least 384MB of system memory. You may not find it in an ultraportable,
but other notebook types may offer more robust graphics chipsets. In fact, many
high-end notebooks have discrete graphics subsystems with dedicated high-speed
video memory. If gaming or intensive graphics work is on the agenda, look for 512MB
or 1GB of dedicated memory.

9: A slot for all reasons
Like a PCI slot in a desktop, a PC Card (or PCMCIA) slot in a notebook provides
expansion opportunities. Additional USB and FireWire ports, wired and wireless
modems, and wireless LAN radios are all available in PC Card form. PC Cards and
slots come in three sizes: Type I, II, and III. Type I cards are normally used for
memory, Type II for input/output devices, and Type III for mass storage and
firewalls. The very latest notebooks include the ExpressCard slot which is set to
replace the PCMCIA card format in the long run.

10: Get connected
Ports, especially USB and FireWire, are necessities, but on notebooks they’re
usually in short supply. At a minimum, look for two USB ports, and if you have any
legacy devices, such as parallel printers, look for those ports, too. If you’d like
to use a digital camcorder or iPod with your notebook, make sure the notebook has a
FireWire (IEEE 1394) port. Connecting a monitor will require a VGA port. (If you’ll
be giving presentations, a VGA port is also where you’ll connect a projector.) And
if you want to output video to a television, find a notebook with an S-Video out.

From : CNet Asia

Tips For Buy Perfect Notebooks For You

January 22, 2008

1. Choose Your Form
We divide notebook into 4 form ( thin-light, ultraportable, mainstream, desktop
replacement ). Decide which form is suit for you.
-> Thin-light if you need balance between size, battery and power. This form is
suit with students or bussinessman. Their larger screens (14-15) and it’s
roomier keyboard makes it better for longer usage
-> Ultraportable, if you will use your notebook on the road (mobile). This form has
small size, that’s make it easy to bring. Finally, tiny tech comes with higher
price.
-> Mainstream, if you need laptops for daily usage. Although they don’t have small
size ( 14′ screen or larger, big keyboard, and standard ports ), they still
offer portability. So, this form just like budget desktop’s : they good for
general tasks but won’t win any contests for their performance or features.
-> Desktop Replacement, if you need desktop power. With screen size between 15-17′,
travel weights, and longer battery life (Upto 3 hours). They offer wide range
performance, but decreased a little portability.

2. The CPU
For CPU you should choose the fastest you can afford. You have a lot options.
Intel’s Centrino is good, but if you prefer one which has affordable price you can
choose AMD. But AMD is still behind Intel’s (based on CNet mobilemark test).

3. Screen
Wide screen offers sharper and better image, they are great for watching DVD’s or
you can open two documents side by side. A spacious 17-inch wide-screen laptop is a
nice luxury if you’re not planning on traveling with it.

4. The (not-so) great outdoors
Sunlight is not ideal for computing — specifically, for seeing the screen. If you
want to work outdoors, you have options, but most consumer models have what are
known as transmissive screens. These screens are lit from behind, and despite what
you’ve seen in the commercials, they’re virtually invisible on a bright, sunny day.
Reflective LCDs, which light the screen’s pixels from the front and reflect
polarised light from the environment, are much better for outdoor work, but their
screens look dim indoors. What’s more, they’re mostly reserved for vertical-market
notebook models and are pretty tough to come by.

5. Memory
Having enough memory is vital to system performance, and lots of RAM lets you run
more applications simultaneously. Sufficient RAM is also necessary for graphics
work, image editing, and video editing, and crucial for 3D gaming. This is
especially true in notebooks, because notebook graphics processors frequently have
little or no memory of their own and share the main system RAM.

1GB: Good for basic office apps, running one at a time.

1.5GB: Adequate for running several programs at once, photo editing, and basic 3D
gaming.

2GB or more: Recommended for high-performance 3D gaming, demanding graphics work,
and video editing.

From CNet Asia

TuneUp Utillities 2008

January 21, 2008

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Greenpeace Applauds MacBook Air

January 19, 2008
Greenpeace has applauded Apple‘s introduction of the MacBook Air as being “a winner” because of Apple’s focus on making it an environmentally-friendly PC.”For us though the highlight of the show, was Steve talking about the environment in his keynote speech for the first time. It’s a big step for Steve and we would like to congratulate all the Apple fans who helped us with our greenmyapple campaign,” the environmental campaigners said.

Greenpeace went on to observe Apple’s commitment made last year to phase out toxic chemicals Brominated Fire Retardants (BFRs) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) by the end of 2008.

“The MacBook Air is a strong entry in the race to build a green PC. As a mercury and arsenic free laptop it exceeds European Standards (RoHS directive exemptions) and raises the bar for the rest of the industry. The BFR and PVC free printed wiring on the motherboard is a big step forward, but not a first. Sony achieved that last November,” Greenpeace said.

The organization urged Apple to make environmental leadership the theme of all its products, putting green design as standard right through the product line and making a global commitment to take back and recycling.


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