Installed Ubuntu with my VMware5

Installed Ubuntu with my VMware5

Heres proof of Ubuntu running on my mac. I like it so far. I had a laptop years ago with no power so my IT guy loaded Ubuntu on it. I never really understood it and just used it for the web surfing and logging in to a remote server connection. I think its a nice blend of OS X and WIN7. Next I may try it with Boot Camp.


Font Values and More Mac OS X Banter

I have been on a mission to solve an issue with my work computing. First of all, I hate goofy fonts. I finally found the setting in MarsEdit to allow me the font in WordPress. This post is a test of that setting.

Second. The older iMac at work-(2006) is fully functioning now. I found a way to make Parallels6 run the 2 programs from the windows XP drive. 1 is a filemaker database and proposal program called Simply Reliable Sytems, which links to our Quickbooks program for actually paying the bills.

The main problem was here: Quickbooks will only run on XP. Filemaker will run on either platform. My larger Gmail address was clogging up any version of MS Outlook. I need to link the Quickbooks to Filemaker, and be able to copy/paste info from Outlook to filemaker-vice-versa. Parallels has a setting deep inside that fixed this. I was also able to create shortcuts to the BootCamp Partition. This allowed me to paste the program shortcuts and server shortcuts to the desktop in OS X.

Apple fixed apple mail a few months back, it now works with Gmail IMAP account. It is so much better and faster than Outlook.  all the rules for all my folders are working and MobileMe is a big help in this area.