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August 7, 2008  5:13 PM

Dual Platform Issues

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Virtualization

Yesterday wasn't a great day in my migration to the Mac platform. I was doing a couple things yesterday which seemed to present some challenges for a dual-platform machine, and it highlighted some of the difficulties this presents. While these difficulties are manageable (but no less frustrating)...

August 4, 2008  1:15 AM

Virtualization and the Mac

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

As I mentioned in my previous post I'm in the midst of migrating to a MacBook Pro for my day-to-day computer, and virtualization is a big part of my making the move. I'm running VMWare's Fusion, and it's helping make the transition easier by keeping some of my Windows apps close by. As a company,...

July 31, 2008  4:02 PM

Migrating to a Mac?

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

A few years ago I spoke at an IT in the Advertising Business event, and I made the case that IT Directors in this business really need to live in both worlds. I suggested that we should have both Windows and Mac platforms on our desks, and that we should use them both on a daily basis. I still...

April 28, 2008  2:24 AM

Virtualizing the Ad Agency

Posted by: JohnWilder
DataCenter, IT department, Macintosh, Virtualization

Virtualization seems to have taken the IT world by storm, and those of us in the Advertising business are along for the ride. I've been playing around with virtualization myself for over a year now, and I only see this becoming a bigger part of our business in the future. It starts at the...


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