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Windows on Mac & DRM

This episode of the Macworld Podcast looks squarely at Apple but just a bit to the left and right of the Mac. To the left are Apple’s past and present digital rights management efforts. To the right, running Windows on the Mac.

More killer Windows programs

While Office 2007 is probably the top Windows app for Mac users, it’s not the only one you may want or need. Here are seven other reasons to install Windows on a Mac.

Microsoft Office: The killer Windows app

Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows is one of the most compelling reasons to run Windows on a Mac. “But wait,” you say. “Doesn’t Microsoft offer Office 2008 for the Mac? Why run the Windows version?” Simply put: because the Windows version can do some things the Mac version can’t.

Best of Both Worlds: OS X and Windows

In the first installment of our Best of Both Worlds series, Rob Griffiths offers advice on how to prepare your Mac for Windows, how to set up Windows itself, and how to efficiently run Windows applications side-by-side with your Mac-native software.

Optimizing Windows on your Mac

In this edition of Macworld Video, Executive Editor Dan Miller looks at installing virtualization programs on your Mac and offers some tips for optimizing your performance.

Parallels update adds Vista SP1, XP SP3 support

Parallels added support for the most recent versions of Vista and XP, in addition to fixing other bugs.

MS licenses Parallels Desktop for Expression Pro

Microsoft has licensed Parallels Desktop for Mac, the virtualization software, for its Expression Professional Subscription product, which will be released next month.

First Look: VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1

The ongoing competition between Parallels and VMware in the virtualization market continues with Tuesday’s release of the VMware Fusion 2.0 beta. Rob Griffiths takes the beta out for a test spin and tells you what to expect from the next version of Fusion.

VMware Fusion 2.0 goes beta

VMware Fusion 2.01 public beta 1 is now available, and it supports multiple displays, new 3D graphics acceleration and other capabilities.

Boot Camp update released for XP Service Pack 3

Apple has updated its Boot Camp software to version 2.1, for Windows XP SP3 and to "improve compatibility" and "addresses issues."