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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."

VMware Fusion enhances MacBook Air support

VMware has updated Fusion to improve support for the MacBook Air and has made other changes too.

Apple alters Windows software update tool

Apple’s Software Update for Windows users now separates updates to already installed programs from new offerings—an apparent response to criticism over the way it was pushing Safari to Windows users.

Ballmer: Vista is ‘a work in progress’

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admits to partners at a Seattle event that there have been issues with Vista.