Using Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on your Mac: The Complete Walkthrough

To install Windows 7 on your Mac using Boot Camp you will…

To install Windows 7 on your Mac using Boot Camp you will need the following:

  1. All firmware updates installed on your Mac (use Apple Button -> Software Update… to check)
  2. A Windows 7 installation DVD
  3. Your OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard installation DVD
  4. Around 90GB of empty hard drive space on your Mac.
  5. An hour if all goes well, up to 5 hours if not
  6. Though not absolutely required, it’s a VERY good idea to have a complete and up to date Time Machine backup of OS X – it really came in handy for me. Because part of the process involves partitioning your drive, there’s always the distinct chance something will go wrong and everything will be wiped out. (Optional)
  7. Patience, possibly a great deal of it. Having a book handy will also help kill time during the partitioning, installing etc… 🙂

iPhone 5 Most Probable Intro Day: June 6, WWDC2011

If you are waiting for iPhone 5, now you got a solid…

If you are waiting for iPhone 5, now you got a solid target day: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will start on June 6. The iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 were all launched at previous WWDCs. In the words of Phil Schiller:

At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS. If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.

iPad 2

Apple iPad 2: Who should buy and who should pass!

A lot of people are attracted to the Apple iPad 2, but…

A lot of people are attracted to the Apple iPad 2, but not all them should get it. Here’s a look at the top candidates for the iPad 2, as well as those who should stick with iPad 1 or get a different device.

Nobody in the technology business does a better job than Apple of convincing people that they need to buy the next shiny new thing. However, despite the product magnetism of Steve Jobs and company, not everyone who thinks they need or want the new iPad 2 should actually buy it.

iPad 2
iPad 2

In order to help some of those folks save some money and to help others decide whether or not they are a good candidate for iPad 2, I’ve put together a quick first take on the iPad 2 question.

 

Who should buy?

  • Those who’ve waited – People who have already decided that the iPad is a good fit for their light computing and media consumption needs but have so far held out from buying the original iPad or any of the competing tablets are now rewarded for their patience. The iPad 2 maintains the same great catalog of apps and the same long battery life while doubling the performance, adding video calls, and slimming down the form factor — all while maintaining the same price tag as the original. If you’ve held out so far, you now get a lot more tablet for your money.