links for 2006-06-15

Boot Camp: Dual Boot XP/OS X on an Intel Mac

Well take away my squeaky toy!

Boot Camp Beta lets you install Microsoft Windows XP (…), on an Intel-based Macintosh computer, in addition to an existing Mac OS X installation. After running Boot Camp Beta and installing Windows XP, you can switch between Windows XP and Mac OS X (…) when you start up. [Boot Camp Beta: Requirements, installation, and frequently asked questions]

Boot Camp will be a part of OS X 10.5. This is great news. [seen everywhere today]

Happy Birthday, Brent!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Brent Simmons!

Brent, along with Sheila Simmons at Ranchero Software (now a part of NewsGator), are most recently known for creating NetNewsWire and MarsEdit. (disclaim: I have paid for and use them both.) They have a long and productive history with making tools that allow we users to get more out of our Macintoshes.

And in a somewhat Hobbit-esque qesture, on his birthday (and a bit thereafter), you can get NetNewsWire on sale for $19.95. Such a deal.

Google Earth in a Mac World

Ah yes, very welcome and duly noted…

[W]e have a brand new member of the family — Google Earth for Macintosh. We’re happy to finally have some good news for the, ahem, vocal Mac enthusiasts we’ve been hearing from. Let’s just say that we have gotten more than a few “requests” for a Mac version of Google Earth. [Official Google blog]

Requires OS X 10.4 and up. Of course, we’re still at 10.3.9 so… gotta do that.

Mt. St. Helens VolcanoCam Widget

Right up there with the APOD widget, is GrayMarket Software Solutions new Mt. St. Helens VolcanoCam Widget. I check NSH VolcanoCam just about every day. Gotta move to 10.4 if I want the newest toys, however. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was. (Letting the days go by, not enough CPU or RAM. Letting the days go by…)

Maybe we just need to get another computer, eh? 🙂