Movin’ On

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It’s all been rather quiet around here lately, and that’s because Jane and I have recently moved to Telscombe Cliffs, which is (more-or-less) where we both grew up. After a 30-month ‘exile’ in Woodingdean, we’ve bought our first home — a 2-bedroom end-of-terrace with *gasp* front and back gardens!

While most people our age are dead-set on city living, we both agreed that what we really wanted was a house in the suburbs, rather than a flat in a central location. So that’s what we’ve gone for. Personally, having my own private space makes a huge difference to the way I feel at home. In our flat in Woodingdean I was constantly aware of my neighbours, and felt very self-conscious as a result. Now I feel like the personification of the saying "An Englishman’s home is his castle".

It’s been a couple of weeks since we moved in, and we’ve still plently of un-packing to do, but we’ve got the place nice and cosy, and most importantly we now have a broadband connection, which we’d become so accustomed to!

So here’s to many happy years in our new home!

Boot Camp opens new doors Windows

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Apple have announced a beta version of Boot Camp, which allows Windows XP to run on Intel-based Macs. Yes – Windows on Macs. Without emulators. Officially.

Boot Camp is a beta of technology that is expected to feature in Apple’s forthcoming OS X ‘Leopard’.

There’s been a lot of talk about this already, some positive and some negative. I see this as nothing but a positive thing, since Apple are merely adding extra functionality to Macs. What’s wrong with that, eh? Apple are not ditching OS X, like some people seem to suggest.

On a personal level, this is great news. I can have my Apple and eat it. Or something like that. My situation is this:

  • I like using Macs.
  • I need to use Windows.

But now I can satisfy my own preferences and practical needs with one machine. Top notch!

My self-built WinBox has had two versions of Windows and at least three versions of Linux installed on it over its 5 years, and is well overdue for an upgrade. Realistically, that’s not going to happen too soon, certainly not before Windows Vista is released, but now I think a Mac Mini might be the logical upgrade if it can run both OS X and Vista in one tiny package.

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