Thursday, October 02, 2008

One Way to Turn a Mac Into a PC Just Got Better | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

I'm a Mac; I'm a PC; no wait, I'm both... (no wsj.com subscription required for the full review)

But Fusion has some other features Parallels lacks. For example, it allows you to automatically take those protective snapshots at timed intervals. It also permits you to completely customize keyboard commands so that the same common key combinations work in both Windows and Mac programs. It allows the faux Windows machine to take full advantage of multiple monitors, if you have them.

Fusion also uses a more modern and capable version of the proprietary 3-D graphics system in Windows, called DirectX. That means some Windows-only games and other programs that won’t work in Parallels will work in Fusion. I successfully tested two such programs, both from Microsoft: Worldwide Telescope and Photosynth.

One Way to Turn a Mac Into a PC Just Got Better | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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