A Better Windows Than Windows?
I'm running Windows code on my own terms, and that's certainly better for me.My family members expect the unexpected when I say, "Take a look at this!"but I produced a satisfying double take from my 11-year-old son when he saw a Windows 2000 desktop, running in a window of its own, on what he knew perfectly well was my new Apple G4. When I unpack a new machine, the first thing I install is a trustworthy firewall; on a Mac, I use Symantecs and get an acceptable balance between annoyance and assurance. As soon as I have that firewall in place, though, the next thing I like to install on a Mac is the latest version of Connectix Virtual PC; Version 6, released late last year, is a keeper.
There are three things that Ill be doing routinely in a virtual Windows 2000 session on my 12-inch PowerBook. (Yes, as a matter of fact, I did pay full retail price; Apple finally built what I wanted.) First, I prefer the Win32 version to the Mac OS 9 version of Adobe Photoshop LE. Both versions came with one of my digital cameras, and its my preferred tool for working with all of them.