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The Mac Way To Do Windows

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Do Windows On Your Mac; Speak Up On Second Life
2. Today's Top Story
    - Review: Parallels -- The Mac Way To Do Windows
3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage
    - Review: Voice In Second Life Gets Two Thumbs Up
    - Sun's Diffie: Second Life To Become Prime Source Of Intelligence
    - Interop Preview: 10 Things To Do And See At The Conference
    - Interop Preview: Microsoft Vs. Linux, Security To Share Vegas Spotlight
4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries
    - Tangling With Twitter -- 8 Alternative Services
    - WinHEC 2007 Gets Under Way In Los Angeles
5. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
6. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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"I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.' " -- Oscar Levant


1. Editor's Note: Do Windows On Your Mac; Speak Up On Second Life

As the Mac platform continues to gain steam, more Mac users, particularly those switching from Windows, will want the capacity to run Windows apps on the Mac. A well-known and well-regarded product, Parallels, allows them to do just that.

This weekend's featured coverage includes a review of Parallels by Mitch Wagner, who made the Windows-to-Mac switch in recent months. His review includes a feature called Coherence that allows Windows apps to run directly on the Mac desktop. Wagner's bottom line: Parallels is an "amazing" product for its core functionality, but there remains room for improvement in the level of Mac-like functionality in Windows apps.

Also this week, Wagner reviews the much-anticipated voice addition to Second Life, finding it "clean, clear, and high-fidelity, much more so than a standard phone call." Check it out for yourself, and weigh in with your opinions on voice or other Second Life issues at Wagner's Second Life blog.

Tom Smith
tasmith@cmp.com
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2. Today's Top Story

Review: Parallels -- The Mac Way To Do Windows
Parallels is an extraordinary accomplishment, allowing you to run Windows and Windows applications on the Mac. However, it's still got a couple of flaws.


3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage

Review: Voice In Second Life Gets Two Thumbs Up
Voice in Second Life, due to go live May 23, will fundamentally transform the virtual world. We tried out the beta version, and were extremely impressed.

Sun's Diffie: Second Life To Become Prime Source Of Intelligence
Businesses, governments, and reporters will use virtual communities to gather information.

Interop Preview: 10 Things To Do And See At The Conference
With so much going on at the Interop conference in Las Vegas, we've pulled out 10 cool things you should check out while you're there.

Interop Preview: Microsoft Vs. Linux, Security To Share Vegas Spotlight
Microsoft senior VP Bob Muglia will be among the keynote speakers at Interop in Las Vegas on May 20-25.


4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries

Review: Tangling With Twitter -- 8 Alternative Services
Twitter is the current favorite when it comes to instant presence, but there are other services out there which could be a better fit.

WinHEC 2007 Gets Under Way In Los Angeles
At the annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, engineers, developers, and product designers get the low-down on how to make their hardware work with Microsoft's software.


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