One of the more interesting features coming out soon in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion release is the built in Social Sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and Flickr. When Mountain Lion becomes available later this month, it will not include Facebook, which if I had to bet will be timed to release at the same time iOS 6 ships.This video below provides and overview of how this social sharing works and how tightly Apple has integrated Social Media into the core functions of the operating system. In my testing of this new feature what I felt was missing were the ability to post to fan pages or the ability to tag people in pictures, etc. Within twitter while I could attach URL’s or Pictures, there was no way to shorten URL’s. There were three Social Networks I would love to see added to this new feature: YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. I hope over time either Apple adds these are opens this up to developers.
There are several options that allow you to run different operating systems on you Mac, however the two primary third party software publishers that offer solutions are Parallels and VMware. Almost like clock work each fall Parallels releases an update to their platform, and this year VMware decided to move their platform forward with a new release as well. Having compared these two virtualization platforms in the past I am often asked which solution is better and how they compare.
Since both platforms have seen revisions and I am going to release a weekly series that compares different key features for each product and at the end of the eight week series I will provide my summary findings and overall recommendations. This series will launches today with Launch Pad, with a new segment to this series posted every Monday.
The topics that I will be covering are:
- Full Screen Apps
- FaceTime Camera Support
- How to Migrate from VMware Fusion 3 to Parallels Desktop 7
- How to Install Windows 7 on Parallels Desktop 7
- Mobile Devices
- Overall Assessment
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Well Enough said and on to Launch Pad!
Both Parallels Desktop 7 and VMware Fusion 4 support Launch Pad which is new in OSX Lion 10.7, however Parallels makes it very easy to add and remove programs into the Launch Pad screen, where Fusion 4 makes the user go thru many steps to add and remove programs into the Mac interface. Watch this video below for a more detailed explanation and if you have topics you are interested in please let me know. Enjoy!