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Virtualization: Which one to use?

Which of the three major Mac virtualization apps (Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or Sun's VirtualBox) is right for you? Depends entirely on what you plan to do with it.

VirtualBox 3.1.2

The latest version of VirtualBox supports multiple CPU cores and accelerated DirectX graphics in Windows. But its biggest advantage compared to other virtualization apps is price: It's free.

Parallels 5 (build 9308)

Parallels 5 is a feature-rich and speedy virtualization solution that does an excellent job with DirectX and OpenGL video acceleration.

Fusion 3.0.1

VMware's Fusion 3.0.1 adds many new features, including a full-screen toolbar, improved DirectX support, 64-bit native core, and a modestly revised interface to what was already a very good virtualization solution.

TextWrangler 3.1 adds new search tool

A new command-line search tool, FTP improvements, and more fixes are the stars of this upgrade to Bare Bones Software's free text editor.

Google Chrome OS may be security hotspot in 2010

Google's Chrome OS will be "poked" by hackers in 2010, in large part because it will be the "new kid on the block," a security researcher predicted.

Nook hacked; Supports MMS and speech recognition

Just a few days after the Android-based e-book reader was released, it was hacked revealing multimedia messaging service (MMS) support, as well as support for a speech recognition engine

SymbolicLinker takes the hassle out of symlinking

SymbolicLinker enhances the Finder's contextual menus, making it simple to create Unix symbolic links.

Google goes for speed, security in Chrome OS

Google launched its Chrome OS, focusing on speed and security.

Google to provide update on Chrome OS

Google may make an announcement about Chrome OS this week.