April 6th, 2006

Computers

I should have waited a day

Yesterday, I installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, just as soon as it was announced. In a comment on the LJ entry talking about that, I bemoaned the lack of a virtual machine package for intel Macs.

I should have waited a day. Parallels released a beta version of Parallels Workstation for Mac OS X today for free download.

Naturally, I had to install it right away, too. It's defintely a beta version, and has some serious bugs, the biggest of which is an OS X kernel panic if you use Ethernet networking (Airport wireless networking is fine), but it does run Windows XP just fine.

It's nice and inexpensive, too: the registered version will be only $49 when it's released. If they get the bugs straightened out, I'll probably buy it.
  • Current Music
    Foghat - Fool For The City
Splut

Birthday meme

Via jmthane:

Do a Wikipedia search for your birthday (month and day only). Post three events, two births (other than your own), and one death.

3 events:

1866 - The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time.
1940 - Bugs Bunny makes his official debut in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
1953 - Korean War ends: The United States, People's Republic of China, and North Korea, sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.

2 births:

1905 - Leo Durocher, baseball player (d. 1991)
1938 - Gary Gygax, American computer game creator

1 death:

2003 - Bob Hope, English-born entertainer (b. 1903)
  • Current Music
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter