A 7-post collection

OS X equivalent to Windows Live Writer

I’ve decided to give OS X a more prominent role in my life – I’ve moved my Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition into a VMWare Fusion VM and run it from within OS X now. There’s a few things I miss from Windows that I don’t »

MacBook Pro Retina with Windows 8: projector issues

When I started my great MacBook Pro with Windows 8 via boot camp adventure, my intent was to use the machine for hosting client meetings and demonstrations while connected to a projector. Imagine my horror when the first few projectors I tried to connect to could only support a 640 »

Life with a MacBook Pro – 2 months on

It’s almost 2 months since I decided to purchase the new MacBook Pro with Retina display to run Windows 8. Time to take stock and see how that is working out. I am still a big fan of the hardware and think it’s a great laptop. Performance has »

MacBook Pro, Boot Camp and Bluetooth mice in Windows

When I bought my MacBook Pro I thought I’d treat myself to a new mouse as well, so I picked up a Logitech M555b Mouse. It worked great with OS X but under Windows 8 using boot camp it was unreliable and flaky. The cursor would lag and be »

Resize Boot Camp partition for free – Windows 8

When I originally set up my Boot Camp partition I just picked a split of 50% for each drive – 256GB for OSX Mountain Lion and 256GB for Windows 8. After settling into Windows 8 and not really being very interested in OSX I wanted to allocate more space to the »

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Windows 8 RTM boot time

As a follow up to my earlier post about purchasing a MacBook Pro with Retina display, here is the video showing the Windows 8 boot time from a cold boot. About 24 seconds from hitting the power button to the display of the log on screen. Then after logging on »

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

I have finally succumbed to the world of running Windows on Apple hardware as far as PCs go. Despite a lifelong opposition to Apple products I finally relented and bought myself a shiny new MacBook Pro with Retina display to run Windows 8. For a while I was looking for »