Tuesday, September 4, 2007

XP: new Mac OS shell?

According to Wikipedia the shell is a piece of software that provides an interface for users. The primary purpose of the shell is to invoke or "launch" another program, however, shells frequently have additional capabilities such as viewing the contents of directories.

And this is exactly how I am using Microsoft XP on my Mac. The new Parallels Desktop 3.0 turns XP into a piece of code that is almost invisible and that helps me to launch a few remaining apps that have not been ported to Mac OS X yet. I don't plan to upgrade to Vista ever. All I need is a small and stable shell. A piece of code...

3 comments:

Milan said...

Indeed, I call such pice of code helper or launcher. I use XP in same way :-)

Ricardo Liberato said...

A launcher that I go for days without using...

Have you tried iWork? I have started to use pages instead of word - feels much faster!

Roman Stanek said...

I did not. But one of my colleagues is quite happy with it!