OK, as I’m sure some of you are already well aware, but just to reiterate: Macs are Cool.
As a Windows guy for the past twenty years or so, I’ve been using Macs more and more lately. I purchased one of the new 17-inch MacBook Pros recently, and I’ve really been enjoying the capabilities.
I’m a fan of VMWare as well. It’s a great product that allows you to run other operating systems in a virtual machine, which makes it great for me when I need to test software on some other OS.
I’ve been running Windows 7 on my MacBook under VMWare, and although it is certainly useable, the performance hasn’t really been blowing my hair back, so I decided to try using Apple’s Boot Camp to run Windows natively on a separate partition.
After setting up Boot Camp, I booted back into OS X and when I ran VMWare, I discovered it had the capability to virtualize my boot camp partition under OS X! This means that when I want the raw speed, I can boot into native Windows, but otherwise I can still launch the same OS under VMWare on OS X.
That’s just cool.