If you have an Intel-based MacPro or iMac and use VMware Fusion, be sure to read this item on VMware’s blog…
A Message to VMware Fusion Users with Macs that have ATI Graphics Cards about Apple’s Mac OS X Update 10.5.7
It turns out the Mac OS X 10.5.7 update breaks VMware Fusion’s 3D graphics acceleration feature. VMware recommends turning off 3D acceleration in Fusion.
Hmm. According to ars technica, it costs $54.95 to upgrade a copy of Mac Dictate to version 1.5.
MacSpeech Dictate gets 20% more accurate with paid upgrade
So, you pay 27.6% of your original retail price ($199) to get a 20% accuracy bump as well as a vocabulary editor for customization. I guess that sounds worthwhile.
Since I posted an item about my problems with the 10.5.6 update on my MacBook (no problem on the iMac) last December on the O’Reilly Media site, I figured I would post the followup item about my problems with 10.5.7 there too…
Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update Incorrectly Signed? Had to use Combo Update File
MacRumors has an interesting item about a new virtualization product from Citrix…
Citrix Demos of a New Kind of Virtual Machine for Mac
Citrix’s XenClient for Mac is a bare-metal virtualization technology. This means that its sits natively on the computer instead of working with an already installed host operating system. VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop, for example, both install on top of Mac OS X. The best known bare-metal virtualization product is VMware ESX which is a heavy duty (and very expensive) enterprise grade server product.
But since Mac OS X’s license does not, if I recall correctly, allow the end-user to run it as a virtual machine guest OS, how to you run a OS X on top of XenClient?