The great Peter Elst has done it again.
The TWiT Live Desktop 2.0 is out. It’s written in Adobe AIR so it will work on Windows or OS X…
If you don’t have AIR already installed the installer will download and install it first, then install the app.
A couple of things you need to know about using it. Double-click on the video to go full-screen. Right-click (or control-click) on the window to get the pop-up menu. From there you can open the Interactive window which has links to chat, the Army, the calendar, and more.
Before Plaxo I had way too much free time.
Thanks to Plaxo now I have plenty to do. Maybe if I let it synch again I’ll have even more spurious appointments to delete! Can’t wait to see what it’s done to my address book.
It starts slow, but stick with it. A really interesting technique.
The new version of Parallels just came out (build 3186). If you want to run Windows on your Intel Mac, this is definitely the way to go, but you need a minimum of 2GB RAM – maybe more – for adequate performance. Check the MenuMeters in the Mac menu bar and you’ll note that the CPUs are not maxed by any means. In coherence mode (as shown) both Windows and Mac programs run side by side – Windows isn’t stuck inside the Parallels window any more – and the dock and Windows menu are both available. Very slick.
My last reason for using Windows might just have been eliminated.
I use Adobe Audition for all my netcast recording and editing. It’s a Windows program but there’s no Mac version. Paul Figgiani just tipped me that Adobe has announced a new audio editing program for Windows and… ta da OS X. (Intel Macs only, though – that’s the first Intel only program for OS X I’ve seen and that doesn’t bode well for PowerPC owners.)