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From the Editor 22.11

Volume Number: 22 (2006)
Issue Number: 11
Column Tag: From the Editor

From the Editor

by Edward Marczak

Welcome to November MacTech! The leaves are blowing, American Football is cranking, your MacPro helps to heat the room, and Autumn is in full swing - at least in the North American North! I've been calling this issue our "Windows Issue," but really, it's about so much more.

The top story here is about Parallels, from Mary Norbury. While most people have heard about Parallels, not everyone has had a chance to use it or see it in action. You'll get a first-hand look here, and prepare yourself for when you need to use it. Mary has written for MacTech in the past on topics such as XGrid and Unix scripting.

New MacTech author Criss Myers brings us, "Triple Booting Your Mac." Building on another one of the Intel advantages that has been brought to the Mac, Criss shows you how to stuff Mac OS, Windows and Linux all on the same machine. No virtualization here - they can all run natively!

Jose Cruz is back with an article that teaches how to integrate the Subversion version control system right into XCode. Subversion has slowly been taking over the version control space, and will continue to increase its importance in the OS X world. As evidence, check out the new Subversion repositories at the MacOSForge site: <http://www.macosforge.org>.

Author Paul Ammann brings us two articles. The first describes a system for graphing spam. Graphing spam? Sometimes, visualization makes a huge difference. Let Paul show you how! Secondly, Paul gives us an overview of XSan, Apple's clustered filesystem. This is another technology that not everyone has had a chance to use first-hand, and any familiarity that can be gained beforehand can be useful.

Christopher Roach, who has written for MacTech in the past, introduces GUI apps with Python. Python is an incredibly handy language. Now, you can create Aqua-looking apps for end-users, but keep the programming in Python, if that's your choice.

All of this is in addition to our regular "AppleScript Essentials" and "Mac In the Shell" features. So, no matter the weather, go find your favorite chair, sit and relax with this issue of MacTech. Enjoy!


- Edward Marczak, Executive Editor


 

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