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Macworld Podcast episode 36

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Not satisfied with installing Windows XP onto his Mac via Boot Camp, Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths has installed Parallels Workstation, virtual machine technology that lets Intel-based Mac users run multiple operating systems on top of OS X. That kind of daring earns Rob another appearance on the Macworld Podcast, where I talk to him about his experience using Parallels Workstation.

This show also features a chat with Macworld Senior Editor Dan Frakes, who talks about some of the newest iPod gear he’s gotten his hands on in his role as reviews editor for Playlist.

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Show notes

In the beginning of the show, I talk about a program called XPostFacto that lets you install OS X 10.4 Tiger to older Macs, including the non-Firewire iMacs. You can download it here .

You can find Rob’s explanation of Parallels Workstation at Rob chronicles his adventures with the virtualization software here. Be sure to check out his other operating system adventures, including his efforts to install Windows XP on a Mac mini using a hack and his experience with Boot Camp.

For all of Macworld’s coverage of running Windows on an Intel, visit our Windows on Mac topic page.

As for Dan Frakes, he discusses three iPod accessories:

Playlist has reviews of both the SoundBridge and the HomeDock.

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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