The August issue of Macworld delves into the Windows world, looking for ways to get your Mac to play nice with that other operating system (and vice versa). And this installment of the Macworld Podcast follows suit: I interview publisher John Rizzo, who wrote the August 2006 feature article Living in a Windows World, about the state of Mac OS X-Windows relations.

I also check in with Senior Editor Jonathan Seff, who reviewed the iMac Education Configuration —the $899 iMac Apple had made available to its education customers. In addition to Jon’s   -review, you can also see how the 1.83GHz iMac Core Duo measures up to the eMac it replaces in Macworld Lab tests.

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Show Notes

I mentioned my article on Jean Medlej, the owner of the only Apple Center in Lebanon, may be evacuating with his family from Beirut in the very near future. In addition, I mentioned two recent announcements from Skype: a preview version of Skype 1.5 with support for video chat and a new Skype phone from Belkin, available for less than $200.

Some other links worth passing along include Senior Editor Chris Breen’s dispatches from the MacMania 4.5 cruise and Jason Snell’s new blog, The Mac Word.

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Music Credits: “Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte [at] gmail [dot] com.

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