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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 12, 2006 / 14 Nissan, 5766

Windows on a Mac

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Having spent the better part of an entire evening on what should have been a one-hour process, I can report, that yes, Virginia, Windows XP will run on an Intel-powered Mac, in my case a new-just-out-of-the-box Mac mini . The mini is a nice little computer, with an 80 Gbyte hard disk drive and 1 Gbyte of RAM, as well as an Intel Core Duo processor.


The installation process was delayed in part because I had to update both the operating system on the Mac mini and its "firmware," the software embedded in the computer's hardware. I then had one hiccup with the Windows install - a mistyped character when entering the Windows product key - and had to go to great lengths to undo the damage and get back to ground zero. Once there, I set the mini's hard disc "partition" to handle Windows, followed instructions, and I was off and running. Following those installation instructions carefully, I was able to bring the various Mac drivers over to Windows, thus making it possible to use the mini's built-in AirPort 802.11g wireless antenna and the separate Bluetooth one.


What all this means is that Apple is right when they say you should print out the install instructions that come with Boot Camp, and follow those instructions carefully. With Boot Camp, reading the instructions is NOT an option.


The reward for such reading is a relatively smooth operation. Windows runs quite nicely on the Mac mini used for this test, due in no small measure, I'd guess, to that 1 Gbyte of RAM. It might be tempting to max out the Mac mini's RAM at 2 Gbytes, which adds $300 to the $799 base price of the top-level mini if you're going to depend on it to run Windows a lot; the more RAM, the better.


Time didn't allow the loading of a lot of applications, but I did install the OpenOffice productivity suite and Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. Both programs ran superbly, and on switching back to the Mac OS, I was able to access the folder where an OpenOffice document resided and continue editing it with Microsoft Word. Not so on the return trip - I couldn't write to Windows folders from the Mac no matter how I tried, because the Mac won't write files to the NTFS (New Technology File System) structure that Windows uses as its default disk format. A colleague, John Beckett, suggests one could format the Windows partition as FAT 32, the initials standing for File Allocation Table, but that formatting is one Windows isn't as fond of using. Apple Computer's iDisk, available to subscribers to its $99 per year ".Mac" service, is a potential workaround.


Is it all worth it? I suppose, especially for those users wanting to switch to Macintosh but who still need this or that Windows-specific program in order to do their daily work. The computer restarting that's required to make the switch between Windows XP and Mac OS X is a bit wearing, but if you need to do change from one to the other, that's how it works. Not only can the boot/reboot process become annoying, but the inability to run the operating systems side-by-side eliminates the ability to cut-and-paste between applications on the two platforms. True, Windows XP runs much faster directly on the Mac mini than it did on previous Macs via emulation software, but there's another way to handle the question of two operating systems coexisting on a single Intel-based Mac, a subject I hope to address next week.

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