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Macworld Podcast episode 76

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We expected to spend this final Macworld Podcast of February talking about the schedule release of Apple’s Apple TV set-top box for streaming movies and TV programs from a Mac to a television set. But then Apple announced earlier this week that Apple TV wouldn’t hit its February ship date —look for it to arrive in mid-March.

But not to worry—we’ve still got a full-slate of things to talk about in this podcast episode, highlighted by a round-table discussion on Mac mobility between Editorial Director Jason Snell, executive editor Philip Michaels, senior news editor Jonathan Seff, and senior editor Dan Frakes.

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Show notes

Besides lamenting the lack of Apple TVs—you can read our most recent FAQ about the device if you’re really hungry for Apple TV coverage—I look once again at virtualization and running Windows on your Mac. You may remember from the last podcast that I experimented with running Vista Home on an Intel-based Mac —a no-no as far as the Vista home license is concerned. I talked to Microsoft about its stance—which has come under fire from virtualization software makers like VMware—and pass along the company’s explanation for its position in the podcast.

As for the mobility discussion, our panel talks about the Axiotron-OWC ModBook, a MacBook that’s been modified into a tablet. You can read about the ModBook in the April 2007 issue that’s now shipping to Macworld subscribers; Jonathan Seff also wrote a first look at the Modbook for

And if you’re into portable computing, you really should check out the new Mobile Mac blog we’ve launched.

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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