In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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 21, 2006 / 23 Nissan, 5766

Windows on a Mac, Part II

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Apple Computer's announcement of Boot Camp, a way to run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP on Apple's Intel-based Macintosh computers, drew attention to the basic question: why run Windows on a Mac, anyway.

The answer is simple: there are some programs - not many, but certainly a crucial number - that exist solely on the Windows platform and as such would require such an option for those Mac users who wish to use those applications.

But there's more than one way to put Windows on an Intel-based Mac, it turns out, and that other was is through the use of "virtualization software," such as the still-in-Beta version 2.1 of Parallels Workstation, a program from Herndon, Virginia-based Parallels, online at http://www.parallels.com.

According to a news release, "Virtualization software enables users to run multiple operating systems, like Linux or Windows, in isolated 'virtual machines' directly on a Mac OS X desktop, giving users the ability to run programs that are only available on those operating systems, without having to give up the usability and functionality of their Mac OS X machine."

I couldn't have said it better. What's more, with a little work and the installation of the third Beta release of Parallels Workstation, it happens to be true.

Running Windows side-by-side with the Mac OS, instead of the either/or method of Boot Camp - where you start an Intel-based Mac with either Windows or the Mac OS - has some obvious advantages. Copying or cutting and pasting between Windows and Mac applications is perhaps the greatest one. Users of specialized software such as BibleWorks, a Bible research program that's only available in Windows, can do their writing on a Mac, their research in a "virtual" machine, and accomplish more with less effort.

Other Windows-only applications, such as VersaCheck, with which you can create and print personal or business checks, can run in the virtual machine while you run accounting software on the Mac, for example. The list of possibilities is long, if not endless. In operation, Parallels Workstation was easy to install, and easy to add Microsoft Windows to. The firm claims to support versions of Windows going back to 3.1, as well as several flavors of the Linux operating system and some other Intel-based systems, including IBM's ill-starred OS/2. I chose Windows XP, and it installed and ran quite nicely.

My only, initial, hiccup, was an inability of the Windows "PC" to recognize my Mac mini's wireless antenna and thus connect to the Internet. A later Beta release fixed that, sort of: I can open up a Web browser in Windows and surf to my heart's content; the little wireless icon normally seen in Windows doesn't appear however.

That's small potatoes, however, compared with the overall performance of Windows under Parallels Workstation. It operated just fine, and might have been even faster if the Intel Core Duo processor on the Mac mini had Intel's virtualization technology, or "vt," as Intel calls it, turned on. Apple has purposely disabled that function, probably to differentiate the Mac mini from the Intel-based iMac and MacBook Pro, which have the feature available. My sense - and I could be wrong - is that unless one uses highly intensive Windows applications, the feature won't be missed that much.

Unlike Boot Camp, which Apple says is free and will be part of its next-generation operating system, Parallels Workstation will cost users about $50 when it is formally released. That seems a small price to pay for the convenience of side-by-side operation. With either solution, though, users will have to provide their own copy of Windows, currently a $200 or so expenditure at retail.

The melding of Mac and Windows may not be an achievement on a par with the driving of the "Golden Spike" to create a transcontinental rail link in 1869, but it's a nice way to bridge a computing gap and let users get more work done.

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